Posted: 11/06/2014 at 13:33
Checking on my Mr. Fothergills trials I was delighted to see lots of tiny yellow flowers on my cucamelons with even tinier fruits behind them. Lime flavoured gherkins sounds good to me for salads and pickles. 75 gazanias now potted up and room found for them in the conservatory. Great crop of tomatoes in there. I sampled my "Ebony"blackcurrants from Mr. Fothergill and they were big, juicy and sweet. Lots of strawberries so made a strawberry jelly to have with ice-cream tomorrow. Masses of broad beans still to pick on the autumn sown "Aquadulce" and the huge crop on the spring sown ones are showing an inch in length. I cannot remember in all my years of gardening such lushness. All the plants, native or foreign, decorative or useful are showing how much they loved the wet, mild winter.