Summer Squashes

There are two types of squash. Winter squashes that are hard and starchy, harvested in the autumn once they are ripe, and stored for winter use (e.g. butternut). They tend to form large sprawling plants and need plenty of room in the garden. Summer squashes, on the other hand, are produced and harvested throughout the summer and into autumn.

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Humble Umbels

I love flowers like these that are composed of hundreds of individual florets held in flattened cloud-like discs. Their intricate structures always reward closer inspection. Insects like them too and they are some of the best flowers for attracting hoverflies, bees and other insect allies in the summer.

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