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Autumn pumpkins

Autumn pumpkins

Solanum jasminoides

Solanum jasminoides

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Autumn pumpkins

Halloween arrives to delight and scare, and one of its most associated features began in our gardens.

Carving faces and horror-inspired pictures in pumpkins began with an old Celtic tradition of making turnip lanterns with a lump of burning coal inside during November to ward off evil spirits.


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