Nevertheless, despite being cold, it has been a beautiful day. As usual, I inspected the garden before heading off to work. No fox damage this morning, thank Goodness. I took the opportunity to take a couple of photos. The morning light at this time of year is just wonderful!
Here's a picture of a geranium plant I have been growing indoors on a windowsill. It is a small plant that I have grown on from a cutting. Today its first flower was fully open. In the morning sunlight it looked absolutely stunning. What do you think of it?
|Geranium in the morning light|
What about this one -- a "Traffic Lights" set of ripening Ferline tomatoes
|The Ferline tomato "Traffic Lights"|
I also thought it was worth recording the progress of the Broccoli, which is coming along quite nicely. In one of my raised beds I have six broccoli plants -- 2 each of a very early variety called "Rudolph" and a later variety called "Red Arrow", and two of a white variety called "White Eye". There are also 2 plants of Cavollo Nero "Black Tuscany". The Cavollo Nero could be used right now, although it would probably benefit from a few more weeks' growth. On the other hand, the sprouting broccoli will not be ready until the Spring. This is a vegetable that occupies the ground for a long time (the best part of a year), but in my opinion it is worth it because the end product is just so nice!
|Brassicas bed -- Sprouting Broccoli and Cavollo Nero|
This is a photo I took on Bank Holiday Monday -- it's the chilli I have had to call (for want of a better name) "Long Fat". Not particularly hot but very tasty. Perhaps fairly close to a capsicum - sweet or "bell" pepper...
The ripe fruits are to me irresitible objects of great beauty. Even if I didn't want to eat them I would just want to possess them!
|Chilli - "Long Fat"|