It’s been a few weeks since I last wrote about the garden, so I thoughgt I’d give you a bit of an update. You can definitely tell it’s the end of summer. The jasmine leaves are turning red, the wildflowers are running their course and everything is slowing down. It’s been a short season here, but that’s because this has been the first spring and summer where we’ve worked really hard on the garden, but there’s still a bit to see. There are still a few flowers around if you look carefully.
These white beauties have grown from underneath the nextdoor neighbour’s garden. I feel I should know what they are as they’re all over the place in Enfield, but I don’t. Someone enlighten me, please!
We’re still getting a few veggies. When I say veggies, I mean courgette and tomato (I know they’re fruit really!). I still can’t get over how successful the tomatoes have been, we are definitely growing those next year. I think this may be our last big harvest though, there’s not much left now.
I few weeks ago I was getting very excited about my pumpkin growing, but when I inspected it not long ago the squash came off the plant in my hands and looked terrible. I don’t know what happened to it.
It would be useful to know what happened, because after having a look round this weekend, I discovered this:
Two pumpkins growing! I am excited by this, although I suspect they’re fast running out of time for them to mature and ripen. It would be good to have something for Halloween though, especially as Betsy sowed those seeds.