Disaster has struck

Over recent weeks, some blog followers have revelled in watching the growth of the Giant Atlantic pumpkins in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG).  Last week I reported that one remained.

Since then, the RTBG has been the location for a Wine Festival.  At some time during the evening of that festival, the pumpkin was left to die. I have assumed, wrongly or rightly, that some smart-arses had a few drinks and decided to see if they could lift the giant beast, to see if they were sufficiently strong.  In the process the umbilical cord was snapped; that is, the pumpkin and its stalk were pulled apart.  Alas, now we will never see the size which this pumpkin could have reached.

What more can I say!

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4 Responses to Disaster has struck

  1. wilfredbooks says:

    Can’t ‘like’ this, of course; it’s terrible news. How sad that an individual or a minority can spoil things for the rest. Cheers, Jon.

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    • Taking a philosophical approach (now that my fit of pique has passed) this is the way of the world – I guess none of us can foresee the consequences of our actions even when we think we are being careful. An accident can happen. A tragedy can unfold. But I also have to be realistic and remember the consequences of a few activities don’t affect others badly at all. Oh forget philosophy. Virtually anything anyone of us does affects the environment adversely and therefore affects everyone else. Cheers, Helen

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  2. Alexandra Farrow says:

    So sad. Every living thing needs RESPECT

    On Fri, 12 Mar. 2021, 10:28 am Tasmanian Discoveries, wrote:

    > Tasmanian Traveller posted: ” Over recent weeks, some blog followers have > revelled in watching the growth of the Giant Atlantic pumpkins in the Food > Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG). Last week I > reported that one remained. Since then, the RTBG has been the l” >

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