|Wildflower meadow in a tray on my balcony!|
As it approached 4 o'clock, the appointed time for the big Sell Off of all plants there, I rather regretted my decision. The sun was shining, there was no rain to be seen and I'd just read a good review of the Grow Your Own section over at the Physic Blogger that reminded me I really wanted to see Mark Diacono's forest garden display. *sigh* (There are just some days when, whatever you do, it won't go right.)
So, to cheer myself up, I thought I'd post about the flowers currently on display in the Veg Patch gardens and have resolved to be a bit more stoic about going next year. I'm sure it will be worth it.
|Day Lilies about to flower.|
|Purple Podded pea flower.|
|Potato flower from unknown tuber.|
|White onion. Several appeared this year after an onion was left for seed last year.|
|Oriental Lily - I think this is supposed to be edible but probably a bit chewy.|
|Tom Thumb nasturtium: edible flowers and leaves.|
|Purple podded pea pod.|
|Marguerites - so fresh and cheerful.|
|Sage flowers. Edible slightly milder taste than the leaves.|
|Violas, still flowering in mid-summer, probably due to the rain!|
|Nasturtium, Empress of India|
|A corner of my exuberant herb bed: strawberries, lavender, golden oregano.|
|Borage buds. I've sown seeds to flower at different times to keep bringing the bees in.|
|Lavender, nurtured from a tiny wind-sown 2 cm seedling found in the soil last year.|
|Kale flowers, now eaten. Yum!|
So, less of a veg patch and more of a flower garden on this count! I said last year that I hoped to introduce more flowers into the veg garden; hmm, that seems to be happening okay. And I haven't even mentioned the sunflowers or red orach or any of the other flowering herbs. I promise, there are plenty of veg in here too!
PS. As I've typed this post, we've had several heavy showers so I'm now feeling vindicated in my decision (if very wasteful of the ticket. Still good causes and all that ... ). Needless to say, all photos were taken on previous occasions!