sawed seven one foot lengths of it then stuck them into the pot at an angle half way up.
Then he straightened the roots on each leek then made a hole with a dibbler and dropped the leeks into each one.
Now every morning you water these through the drain pipe care not to splash them or they will be ruined. After two months of growing in the pot they will be as big as the ones that you use for the pot. “Now then this is the time to start feeding your leek see.’
“Get some Sheep manure and put it into a bag and immerse it into a butt of water but it must be kept in ‘ere so that it is warm not cold and feed your leeks with a pint every morning. You will see them grow and grow be patient and watch them. Discard any that split. Your aim is to get three that you can show.’ You have three in reserve.’
“That’s it then.’
“Now let’s get this plot double dug for next year. Once this is done properly there will be no need to do it every year. You can just use your rotivator.’
Dylan set about digging a four feet trench. The rat’s tails were dug right to the source and then pulled out. Do not compost these; burn them right away. They worked together as a team; digging and discarding weeds as they went then filling up the trench with compost and manure. Four hours later they were finished and the ground was now ready to be rotivated and the winter crops planted.’ “Do you want a cup of tea I have a kettle in my potting shed.’
“Love one Gordon.’
Gordon pulled out two fold away chairs and lit the small gas stove that Gordon had made himself.
“Now there’s an idea my boy.’ How did you get the gas pipe down ‘ere’
I had some lads that I know install it for me the pipes run under the green house and into the shed so I can use the gas source to heat my greenhouse all winter and even cook breakfast here if need be. Some nights in the summer I would come here with Doreen and we’d sit and drink wine after spending all day in the garden. “I would clean all the tools and she would often make us a bacon sandwich.’
“With brown sauce said Dylan?
“Now you are talking my language boy.’
“Well it just so happens that I have a frying pan and some bacon and crusty bread here. There’s a fridge in my shed as well and the whole garden can be lit up so I can work late when it gets dark.
“Bloody hell lad you thought of everything haven’t you.’
“I will get my friends to come along to your garden Dylan they will install the gas and electrics for you.’
Cost a fortune it would.’
“Don’t worry about that I will take care of it.’
“You would do that for me?’
“Yes, you are family now.’
“I, I don’t know what to say Gordon.’
“No need to say anything; just tell me when and I will have it done for you.’
“Sooner the better I say.’
“Alright next Friday I will come down how’s that?’
“Super; the envy of all Llandudno I will be.’