To mark a recent anniversary, the Good Lady has given me an Amelanchier shrub for the Kitchen Garden. The Snowy Mespilus (common name) has amazing bright red coloured foliage at this time of the year and it will really set the kitchen garden alight! With white flowers in the summer, this will be a good back-border plant, providing a marvellous rosey backdrop next autumn to our dahlias.
From red leaves to red fruit, the tomatoes have done really very well this year, although they have taken quite a long time to mature with the lack of sunshine; they are, though, still colouring up despite some frosty nights outside. All in all, not bad for a tray of very small “value range” plants from one of the big sheds. And the taste of home-grown tomatoes is something else, and light years away from the refrigerated, shrink-wrapped offerings you get from the supermarkets!