ADD a pair of white mice, stick on some Alderney plates and it would be the envy of motorists around the island.
Annie and Col. Peter Walter, the latter from a farming family, grew this impressive specimen from seed – believed to be the biggest homegrown pumpkin on the island.
They have a crop of pumpkins growing in their vegetable patch, but this one is by far the largest.
‘Jackie Main gave us some seed in the summer. Peter sowed them and we then just watched to see what would come up. We are delighted with them. Now we are going to let them grow until Halloween to see if they get even bigger,’ Annie said.
Fortunately, the Walters are partial to pumpkin. ‘I like pumpkin soup and roast pumpkin and I want to make pumpkin bread,’ she said. ‘I think it’s going to keep us going all winter.’