One of those blissful days, gorgeous from beginning to end, there was only one place I was ever going to be. Admittedly we were a little late, blame that on the superb David Bowie documentary, Five Years on BBC Two that kept us up too late last night. A quick pit stop at the garden centre to pick up slug pellets and we were on site by eleven.
It was the plant swap in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support today and plenty of people were there to support it. We gave some cucumber Marketmore, sweetcorn Swift F1, some pumpkin Hundredweight and chilli Joe’s Long after which it was time to sow some more seeds.
Sweet Peas – Cupid Pink from Sarah Raven, this is a dwarf variety that doesn’t need staking but will ‘tumble’ so pretty in a terracotta pot perhaps.
Sunflower – Vanilla Ice, small pale yellow flowers growing to 1.5 metres.
Echinacea – Pallina, another variety from Sarah Raven.
Nicandra physaloides – Also known as Shoo-Fly-Plant from Chiltern Seeds, these are supposed to deter white fly so they’re going in a raised bed with the kale, or at least the kale we would have had if I hadn’t left the seedlings to bake in the greenhouse.
I’ll be re sowing those in the morning.