Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Drenched and battered by the downpour but still smiling

Literally still dripping wet - the tissue like leaves of this miniature azalea managed to stay in tact much to my surprise.

A bit bright - but just what you need after all that rain

I don't have a clue where this came from or how it got here. It looks like a member of the wall flower family but a perrennial summer one. You don't get spring ones that colour!

More colour in my front hedge - it really 'socks it' to you.


  1. wanted to say the way to grow sweet potatoes is mound up hills and plant the slip on the hills. humus and loose soil is best.

  2. Thanks Patsy - that's saved me looking it up!

  3. The wallflower is Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' and it's brilliant - it flowers for ages and ages! You might be best off planting it in the ground somewhere though as it can spread quite wide. Enjoy...

  4. Suvi

    Thankyou so much for the name - and it was a wallfower too. It must have seeded itself. I must remember to move it when itis the right time.

    I love your blog by the way, great photos.

    I couldn't find anywhere where I could leave you a message to tell you so.

    I am going to take a 'leaf' out of your book and direct sow some brassicas seeds into my seed bed, then move them when they are bigger.

    What is the size of your plot?

    I love you mini green house - very posh.

  5. Thank you : )

    I haven't worked out how to add a comments section yet but I'm going to as it's great to have the interaction with fellow gardeners!

    My plot is about 8m wide by 15m long, so not a bad size, although it's filling up quickly at the mo.

    I'm going to have to try some of your recipes soon I think - your blog always makes my mouth water! The rhubarb jam sounds delicious.

    Have a good weekend!

  6. Thanks Suvi.

    The rhubarb jam is a good one to start with as it only took half an hour to do.

    If you want to make smaller quantities just proportion out the ingredients. I wouldn't make double the quantity though, a kilo or 1lb 2oz is just about the right amount to manage in one go.

    Let me know how you get on if you do try anything out.

    Best wishes.


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