Mostly Squash

So a couple of trips to the allotment plus my probably-not-going-to-make-it aubergines in the greenhouse. I just got going too late so even though I’ve had healthy plants I didn’t plant them early enough to actually develop big enough fruit.

Otherwise it’s mostly squash. As per last year they have taken over the allotment, and I keep finding them. I planted lots of smaller varieties so they would be easier to cook. Also I’ve just planted some mustard and normal spinach and winter salad crops, plus scabious in Salmon Pink, Black Cat & Drumstick in the greenhouse.

No pics yet but I am also on the case with bulbs for next year: Anemone Bordeaux, Tulips Antraciet, Black Hero, Hermitage Double, Royal Acres, Greenstar, Virichic, Tres Chic Salmon Impression, some gladioli, lilies, camassia – some are in, but some I’m hoping to plant tomorrow weather permitting!

Dahlia Jungles & other tales

I’ve hardly been to Perch Hill this year but I made it to the last open day of the season. It was lovely & sunny and I got there first thing. There were only about 5 other cars, so I was able to enjoy the garden virtually on my own.

The main theme was definitely dahlias. I’m afraid I don’t know all the names (not that clever) but I’m sure they are all on Sarah Raven’s website. Anyway at times they were larger than me – ie over 5’1, especially in the front beds.

Here are my photos, plus some extra interest, just so you know it wasn’t just dahlias. 😉