Six on Saturday

This week in the garden, the first cherry tomatoes…….

Cherry tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes

Last few days have been damp, with plenty rain and falling temperatures. Not sure if we will have enough heat left int he summer to get any decent pumpkins and squashes, which are still very small.

Mini pumpkin

Mini pumpkin

Earlier in the season I had scattered the remains of a wildflower seed packet on a bed and some lovely (rainsoaked) cornflowers came through.

Cornflower

Cornflower

And some pot marigolds. These used to seed themselves all over the vegetable patch but I will have to sow some for next year as I only have the odd plant now.

Pot marigold

Pot marigold

Also self-seeded is this chicory plant in the poly tunnel. I just love these lovely blue flowers.

Chicory flower

Chicory flower

And finally, also self-seeded this time among the leek plants are these red veined sorrel plants. They are a nice addition to the salad bowl if harvested young.

Sorrel

Sorrel

Thanks to The Propagator for hosting “Six on Saturday”.

 

20 thoughts on “Six on Saturday

  1. Eliza Waters

    I love Chicory, esp. in a field with Queen Anne’s Lace, so pretty. Those are cute, tiny pumpkins, are they in the poly tunnel or outside? Mine are about 2-3″ but frost is still a ways off, so we might get something worth eating.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      I can imagine chicory and Queen’s Anne Lace looks lovely together, it is not a native plant for us. The pumpkins are outside, fingers crossed they grow a bit more:)

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  2. Andrea Stephenson

    Lovely chicory flower and I do like the mini pumpkin though it might not be so good to eat! I scattered some wildflower seeds too in a couple of pots, I’ve got plenty of leaves but no flowers yet so it will be a mystery what comes up.

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  3. Lora Hughes

    Poor little pumpkin, not sure it’ll make it this year. Do you think the tomatoes are slow to ripen this year? Mine are just coming ripe as well & it seemed I was harvesting a lot sooner last year. Maybe not. Does your corn flower rise above the pumpkin vines?

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      My tomatoes went in late both this and last year so not sure I can be good judge. They are ripening nicely now though. The cornflowers are planted in a different bed to the pumpkins, but the two would look good together.

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      1. Lora Hughes

        O dear, I misread the bit about the cornflowers as the seeds being scattered on ‘their’ (pumpkin) bed, so of course, that made me think about what the end result would be, based on the size of my pumpkin vines. Next time I have a question like that, I’ll go back & read what was actually written!

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