I came across an unexpected sight when I went to Wisley Gardens today.
The main reason for the visit was to have a look at the dahlias on the trials field. This is a wonderful part of the garden where groups of the same type of plants are grown and assessed, if they pass muster they’re given the prestigious title of Award of Garden Merit, look out for it on plant labels.
The bonus part of the visit was coming across a host of gardeners harvesting all the the winter squash.
As an extra bonus I got to say hello to Sabatino Urzo the trials field team leader, we follow each other on twitter and it was nice to meet in the real world.
Find out about growing and storing winter squash here,
These squash from the trials field will feature at the R.H.S. London Shades of Autumn Show 23-24 October, find out more about it here and follow Sabatino on twitter @SabatinoUrzo for fabulous planty tweets.
Happy gardening, Jill
all photos: Jill Anderson.