that seem to be the present focus for many gardeners, such as Jo related in her recent post The First Of Many, as the fruits start to ripen and we can enjoy eating them.
As ever the worry is will they ripen before blight strikes as it invariably does over the coming weeks. One plant that will be okay is the Red Robin that is on the windowsill at home. This is doing well with plenty of flowers and a handful of marble sized fruit that are still green.
Recent friend Sharon’s Patch is in New Zealand so she was ordering tomato seeds, including the wonderfully named Aunt Gerties Gold and Green Sausage, in her post Ode to the Tomato. I had to smile when I read this as she mentions an online supplier that lists 366 varieties!
I’m glad that I’m not a tomato afficionado who grows lots of varieties as choosing from a list that long would be impossible. I’m happy to just grow the ever popular Gardener’s Delight and a yellow variety such as Golden Sunrise.
Talking of friends it’s good to see that Glo (Porcelain Rose) has recovered from her operation to remove a kidney stone and has been enjoying the summer over in Vancover. Mo has recently moved from Yorkshire to Cumbria and finds that red squirrels visit her garden. How lucky is that!
Have a good week!