Friday, June 01, 2012
Jubilee Eve Friday
This Goldfinch was happy just eating Dandelion seed heads.Maybe he saw the House Sparrows eating it,or it is a Goldfinch traditional food (like us having pineapple and cheese on a cocktail stick).
The plants in the greenhouse will need potting on tomorrow too.The Broccoli and Sweetcorn desperately need bigger pots to get their roots down.My Marvels Of Peru are looking amazing with their triangular leaves.They are famous for having different coloured flowers on the same plant,and variations of the colours it has.It also is an evening scented plant.My ten seedlings need to have their own space to grow into healthy flowering plants.
I finally have two Black Cherry Tomato plant seedlings growing,along with nine Tomato Premio,and ten Chili Jalapeno seedlings.The weather has warmed up and they have begun to develop true leaves at last!
The seeds that have not germinated are my herbs.Basil,and Russian Tarragon.I need to sow French Beans up at the allotment as my early attempts have failed spectacularly.It has been a year of hits and misses.
I am looking forward to the Barbecue and the Queens Jubilee Flotilla down the River Thames on Sunday.Over 1000 boats will sail from Hammersmith to the Old Naval Yard.
There is a massive live concert outside Buckingham Palace by Queen Victorias statue on Monday.The last monarch to have a diamond Jubilee was Queen Victoria so i want to enjoy this special royal occasion.I am a monarchist, as well as a gardener.I love the tradition and the history.
I hope you all enjoy the celebrations wherever you are.