It is time to plant my cucumbers and squashes in the greenhouse, so I made my selection today.Courgette Defender
Climbing Courgette Black Forest
Squash Yellow Straightneck
And then it occurred to me that a number of things I am looking forward to sowing this year are from seed swaps.
These are 'Ollies Sunflowers'
sent to me from Bag End
. Special sunflower seeds in memory of their shaggy dog Ollie.
And these special cucumber 'Bari'
and 'Tromba d'Albegna'
squash sent to me from Mas du Diable.
Cucumber Bari are a small furry cucumber from Italy, you peel off the furry jacket (like the fur on a melon). Tromba d'Albegna are the trombone squash.
Salmon flowered peas
( or perhaps they are salmon flavoured peas??) sent to me by Celia at Purple Podded Peas
. A beautiful old heritage variety - these look very healthy and are being hardened off at the moment.
I just loved these Queensland Blue
pumpkins sent to me by Scarecrow
in Australia last year. They are a must plant this year too!
And just take a look at these rosemary flowers
! My large rosemary bush is just covered in these pale blue flowers. The bees and insects just love them.... that reminds me...
Don't forget Matron is running a fantastic competition on May 1st
. I have been approached by the Royal Horticultural Society
and asked to ask you to write 100 words on what you are doing to promote biodiversity in your garden. The prize will be a one year membership of the RHS, which entitles you and one other to free entry for a year to any RHS garden. WOW! I will ask you to think about what you will write, then leave your 100 words on my May 1st post! Matron will choose the winner... and Matron's decision is final....etc.