Summer Wine Bugner asparagus.
Lydia Bugner, our asparagus lady, is quitting.
Granted – it’s a bugger of a job.
You’re up at stupid o’clock every morning, it’s back-breaking work, you’re either up to your ankles in mud or getting UVed to a cinder and – if you sell excess production to the co-op during a glut- you get sod all and threepence a kilo.
But where are we going to get unadulterated (as in “grown-naturally-without-plastic-sheets-to-force-it-into-a-tasteless-white-watery-stick”) asparagus?
We’ve got a year to work out a strategy….