A few weeks earlier she had held a Garden Seed Giveaway and I was fortunate to be among those drawn to receive my own choice of a pack of seeds.
After much deliberation and perusal of the seed catalogue, I requested some Tomato Carbon seeds, which are described as having a wonderful flavour.
Despite the dreadful growing conditions this year, they have shown true Texan spirit and have survived, and done their best in adverse conditions.
Some were grown in the conservatory, others in the greenhouse.
The yield was low, but the flavour was wonderful.
They are sweet and delicious...and did I mention that they are almost as big as Texas?
I thought it would be interesting to compare them alongside cherry and plum tomatoes - so you can get an idea of the scale.
We have saved some seeds, ready to try again next year. We know the flavour is great, now we need to increase the yield...
Watch this space.
We had a surprise visitor tonight ... he came down to the patio doors in the dark of the early evening, then scuttled off when the light was put on.