Look at this. It's over 6 feet high and bearing a worrying resemblance to a triffid
I'm sadly disappointed by the plum tree though; and not for the first time. In fact the history of this plum tree is one of disappointment in four years out of five. It's only because it redeemed itself last year that it didn't find itself uprooted with extreme prejudice. But this year it's back to it's old habits; there were lots of little plums set but most of them have dropped off. These are a few of the survivors. No plum jam this year.
On a happier note the sweet peas have started flowering although they're a bit runty.
I think the whole plot is suffering from a lack of manure. Autumn job there, methinks.