I’m used to carrying a dibber in my pocket when mowing the lawn, ready to dig up any dandelion or buttercup that dares poke its head out of the grass. And Mrs P fights an ongoing battle against the brambles, raspberry canes and knotweed that like to squat in the flowerbeds. But we’ve never been invaded by root vegetables before.
For the past few weeks, we’ve been finding carrots growing in the strangest places, like the one pictured popping out of a crack between the paving stones of a path. Others are found growing in the gravelled area and one are two have been hiding among the flowers.
We’re not sure where they’re coming from or how they’re doing it. While we cultivate apples and strawberries, we don’t grow any veg, unless you count the indoor cucumber plant in the conservatory, so the carrots aren’t native to our garden. They must be coming from a neighbour’s plot, but who grows seeding carrots these days?
Or are they the Killer Carrots from Hell?