Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Life And Gardening
I bought two Polygonatum today for £1 from Hampsons.They are commonly called Solomons Seal.I need to grow the roots on in the greenhouse.They have variegated leaves and the pendulous white seals when they flower.I think they will compliment the Hostas.
In the greenhouse my first Chili Jalapeno have finally germinated.The Tomato Premio have also started to appear from the soil.The Grape Vine appears to have bounced back from Snail damage and has flower buds arranged in a bunch of grapes type structure.
The Black Cherry Tomatoes,French Marigold,Calendulas, and Basil have done nothing at all.The French Beans and Sweetcorn are also lagging behind in the germination stakes.
There is only six days untill press day at the RHS Chelsea flower show.The gardeners there will be agonising about what plants,shrubs,trees, and flowers are of sufficent standard to appear in a show garden where every leaf,stem,and flower has to be perfect for judging day (Monday I think).
Inperfections here are part of a real garden.Slugs and Snails exist and attack our plants.We are still forecast frost overnight ready to damage tender plants!Rain and wind tear holes in leaves.
The Bee photo and the vibrant colour of the Geranium flower make me smile and realise the cup is always half full.Gardening is an exercise in working with nature.She always suprises and cant be predicted.We have to work with her and deak with all the ups and downs.Thats life and gardening.