... the pumpkins finally succumbed to the mildew so they got picked.
Here they are with some various other squashes from this year's crop sitting pretty in a fabulous multi-purpose basket that I got from http://www.green-baskets.co.uk/.
Monstrous, and they weigh a ton. Also grew some weird gourds again this year, but not so many - I guess something to do with May and June being so dry - they really didn't want to get going. Last year I used some saved seed for the pumpkins and know now quite how promiscuous the squash family are. The plants had a very pumpkin-like sprawling habit, and the pumpkins (were they pumpkins?) turned orange like pumpkins do, but they were the shape of enormous marrows and very hard inside. We took them to London for the Halloween weekend with Julie and Nick and carved them there. Here they are spooking up Julie's kitchen..