Saturday, May 06, 2006
The first Poppy of the year to bloom unfurled it's petals on Thursday, the first of many judging by how many buds the plants are producing. The plants themselves have doubled in size over the last 2 or 3 weeks, and totally dominate that side of the garden. They are actually a bit TOO large, but I can't wait to see them all in bloom. We did quite a lot in the garden last weekend. We had bought some new seeds, so we did much sowing. Asparagus peas, vipers bugloss, bean herb and pennisetum, as well as coriander, dill and beetroot. We also planted a clematis which our good friend Marilyn had given to us. She had also given me a small box full of an alarming variety of seeds and asked me to have a go at growing them. I'm not sure where she got them, but there was very little information on the box, just some pictures (and no, there is nothing dubious or illegal about the plants). So I planted these seeds last weekend in a propagator. They have grown at an alarming rate, to the point that a week later I can't leave the lid on the propagator for fear of crushing the plants. Mike thinks they are just weeds...I am waiting for tendrils to creep out in the middle of the night and strangle us. I am very curious to see how these plants progress.