Monday, June 22, 2009

Delph Blue

These are the first flowers on one of my Delphinium plants. The Blue colour is like the Pacific Ocean on a sunny day.
I have now been given my new plot at the Walton Allotment. It is bigger than the old one, but starts as overgrown, and bumpy. The ground is curved like a cup from left to right, with a higher ground at the end closest to the hedge.
I can have lots of people walking past and looking at my plot as a dirt track runs along the hedge.
I have been formulating a plan about how to tackle such a big allotment, quite late in the growing season.
I have Leeks, Cabbages, Courgettes, Squash, and Pumpkin that need somewhere to call home. I might just dig enough room for them, then leisurely clear it.
There are masses of Gooseberrys on a huge bush, Globe Artichokes, and three Rhubarb crowns left over from a previous plot holder, before it went totally wild.
Back in the garden the birds have demolished so much of the bird food. Sunflower hearts, seed mix, Niger seed, and Fatballs are going down or have been totally eaten.
Its like a garden birds buffett with all the feeders. There is serenity in the garden watching them fly over the Delphinium Blue to eat the food, and drink from the water bowl. I love the connecting with them..


CanadianGardenJoy said...

Beautiful blue !
I have noticed the birds seem to be eating their way through so much seed too ! We do the Niger seed for Goldfinches and they are hungry indeed !

Lesley said...

Gorgeous shade of blue!

Watching the birds and other wildlife is what I most enjoy about the garden too. With the lovely weather we've been having over the past week or so, I've been sitting out on the garden step until just after dusk. It's so peaceful then.