This morning, when I opened the curtains, I got quite a surprise.
The pumpkin flower pictured above is on a plant which had been buried under mangetout plants which refused to stay on their supports. It had also been crowded out by chard and buckwheat, so all in all I am amazed it has survived, let alone started flowering.
The mangetout have now gone from this patch – the chard and buckwheat got cleared out earlier. And now the pumpkin will join the ranks of the regularly watered, as it hasn’t rained for at least a couple of weeks. Unless spots of rain count (I don’t think so!)