|this plant has so far given us eleven cucumbers!|
|sweet peppers starting to ripen|
I know some people complain about the price of F1 cucumber seeds but one 'La Diva' plant has given us eleven good sized fruit with the promise of at least another four or five. Not a bad return on the investment. I do also grow open pollinated cukes but I like the characteristics of some of the F1s.
For the last few days we've been 'entertaining' my mother and her sister which has meant taking them to see the countryside of north Cumbria and southern Scotland. Today we went to the area known as back o' Skidda'. It's quite different from most people's idea of the Lake District, being much less rugged and still very much a working landscape.
|back o' Skidda' from Caldbeck common|
|colour-washed cottages in Caldbeck village|
|Overwater, one of the lesser-known lakes|