At long last my potato pot has begun to flourish. It must be the lovely sunny days we have had lately. I do wonder, however, if my bargain pack of seed potatoes was a mixed bag. They were supposed to be Pentland Javelin but the leaves don't all look alike if you see what I mean. Now I know that young leaves change as they develop but a close inspection (seeing through the frost damage I had a few weeks ago) shows decidedly a range of shapes and colours. We will just have to wait and see what happens.
Do you see what I mean? :/
My salad leaves are flourishing now too and we have eaten a fair few already. They were very tasty and you can see that we have also shared them with a bird or snail, I'm not sure which....
I have a definite failure with the carrots though. I counted 12 yesterday...twelve? I can't bear to pull them out and start afresh so I will let them grow on. They had better be super tasty!
When we moved in here 5 years ago we treated ourselves to a solar powered lamp for the border....kissing fairies...aw....sweet...but I suddenly realised that it's no longer producing any light so I have switched it off and given the top a good clean to let in more sunlight and I will switch it on again in a week and hope for a glow! If it still doesn't work it will stay put anyway; I just love it.
Look at our bargain of the month; a lovely strawberry pot for the princely sum of....drum roll per..lease.... £1 !! Yes a whole pound! It would have been very rude not to have bought it :)
Tomorrow we are going off to Cornwall for a few days, to Padstow in fact, Cornish Chickpea country :) She posts such wonderful photographs that we have the urge to visit our most favourite place once again. If the weather is kind to us we hope to visit the Eden Project too and perhaps Polperro. I am taking my camera but I just know that my photographic efforts will be nowhere near as good as Chickpea's. Never mind, it's the effort that counts, isn't it ;)
Take care while I'm gone, play nice now! x