Friday, 9 May 2014

Nasturtiums and do I have a beautiful mind?

I just really love Nasturtiums for their vigor as seedlings, these came up in a matter of days and have the most shapely leaves to boot. My allotment plot is really big and I need to fill it out with plenty of veg, herbs and flowers. The plan is to have sunflowers, Nasturtiums, Dahlias, lavender, sage. A while back I ordered some seeds from Sarah Raven's web site, the tomatoes Black Krim are doing well but the geraniums seeds have not come up, not one which is disappointing. I also ordered Echinacea White Swan but these are tiny at the moment and will not flower till next year. At the back of my plot is an unsightly patch where the last tenant pushed soil with all the debris to the back, so I'm not sure what I want to do with that area because it is a big job. Should I put a bigger shed so I can relax under a shady veranda or perhaps a Polly tunnel, a small decked area or a mini orchard?  Rather than buy plants I want to grow as many as I  can from seed and division but it all takes times which I don't have a lot of at the moment. Patience is a virtue they say. The satisfaction you get from planting something early this year then seeing the results the following year must be one of the best things about growing plants. Here are those cute nasturtiums with the feisty little Mofo kipping in the background.


Just phoned the garage to book the car in for a little spray tan having scraped it on the gate down the plot a couple of weeks ago. He asked my name then said and what make is the car? The phone went silent and the fellow said "hello you still there"? Just a minute I said.... its a, damn what is it? Its a flippin Peugeot  that's what it is, Doh. Next thing I needed to do was ring the dentist to make an appointment, name she said which I duly obliged then she said and your "mobile number"? Couldn't tell her, I had no idea off the top of my head. Now I know what your thinking, nice but dim with a lack of brain cells? In the distance I can hear my work colleagues yell "what brain" in a surreal Dallas cowboy accent. I have always been like this, my mind seemingly doesn't want to store crap I'm just not interested in, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.


  1. One of my favourite plants too Debs.
    The 'white' butterflies love 'em to lay their eggs on; the caterpillars love to feed on 'em, and yet they still flourish and flower after all that.
    That pile of old soil ..... smother it in Nasturtiums.

  2. I think that would be one of the easiest and productive for the wildlife so I may take your advise

  3. nobody remembers their mobiles.

  4. I have my mobile number stick on a bit of paper cellotaped to the back of my phone!

    One thing - once you have planted nasturtiums you shouldn't be without as they love to self seed.

  5. I don't even have a mobile phone, so I'd be really stuck!

    I like nasturtiums too and that's a lovely photo of 'feisty little Mofo'!

  6. Deb's ... Nasturtiums are always a necessity in my gardens, but I have a problem with aphids on them, but I still grow them !! I wanted to do a better butterfly garden this year, but the weather is not cooperating !!

    I know what your saying about the remembering things like that !! We need sticky notes for the brain!! : )