At last! the long, dark tomato-less Winter is over! My home grown tomatoes have started to ripen. Here in the greenhouse the first strings of Sungold
tomatoes are ripening.
They taste wonderful! The joy of a cherry tomato is that you can just pop it straight in your mouth.
hibiscus is showing signs of flowering. British gardeners might not be familiar with this fruit/flower, but all over the Caribbean and Asia this flower is used to make a sweet drink similar to our ribena. Also known as sorrell,
it can be used to make vivid red syrups or jams as it is high in pectin too.
At last, here is 'Ollies Sunflower' . Jayne from The View from Bag End
sent me some seeds to plant in memory of her beloved Ollie.
The bees absolutely adore them, so Matron is making an exception to her 'no flower' rule!