I grow various all yellow ones ranging from the mini tete-a-tetes, the unusual frilly Rip Van Winkle, some distinctive reflex petal ones to the ordinary traditional type most of which can be seen in the photo below.
It looks like being a good year for rhubarb if the photos that I’ve seen such as Karen’s super early variety and the big clump that CJ spotted on Thursday are anything to go by. Here’s mine which as you can see needs a few more weeks at least before I can start picking it. I usually just stew mine then eat it with a sprinkling of demerara sugar. For anyone who’s a more adventurous cook have a look at the Guardian’s 10 best rhubarb recipes.
During last week there were reports that people were seeing Small Tortoiseshell butterflies, which had come out of winter hibernation to enjoy the warm sunshine. I saw a couple basking on the plot but the only photo that I managed to take was of this one on a neighbouring plot.
Happy gardening, and have a good week!
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