So with the morning free I went out to do some watering and pottering in the garden. While doing my rounds I noticed a white thing under the scalloped squash plant (now as you know I recently tidied up the yard and as such there is no rubbish type stuff lying around for the wind to pick up and shove into nooks and crannies). On further investigation I found a medium sized patty pan squash, well SURPRISE!!! I was flabbergasted as to when it started to grow as I didn’t see it at all. it’s the first of the season and weighed 1oz less than a pound. If I had found it a day or two later it probably would have been better to leave it to mature and be used as a winter squash but then the other fruits may not have developed. I do plan to grow a couple of these plants next year for winter storage.
Well just as we were leaving the house the weather suddenly brightened and remained beautiful for the rest of the day. On the way home the girls were moaning constantly about being hot and sticky (insert me rolling my eyes) and since the paddling pool which I filled yesterday was still full and was in the sun since we left home, I suggested they donned their bathing suits as soon as we got in and go cool off, whoopee!!!! It saved the afternoon and my nerves, whew!
Now the tomatoes are in their final places in the greenhouse the other plants have all been pushed out of the spaces they were in but never mind most of those plants will be moving back into the conservatory as soon as the weather turns. It will be just a little tight going for a while.
Hawthorn Shieldbug 'Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale'