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Noticed this morning while feeding the birds: one solitary nasturium flower, scarlet rather than traditional vermillion, and well formed, though small. Quite amazing after the frosts and so, and in mid-January.

And this is after my hacking back the nasturtiums which this year went wild pretending to be Virginia Creepers and creeping up and under and over and round everything else in the garden. While I was doing this I found an undried seed pod in my gardening coat pocket and a few weeks later I felt this thing in my pocket and thinking it must be (for some reason) a pistacho nut started to eat it absentmindedly. I thought it tasted funny for a pistacho as it was peppery and bright, not unpleasant though. But afterwards I was cross with myself as I haven't collected any nasturtium seeds this year.

But it is a sad day for out on the kerb is our little Christmas tree and a bag of trimmings. It is still looking healthy - not dead or dried, still has all its needles, still looks as though it wants me to plant it again despite there being nowhere for it and it not having any roots. But it does look forlorn. SadSad

Posted at 14th Jan 2019 - 10:27AM   Posted by Fennie   Nasturtiums Comments: 4

Withy Brook's Avatar Our nasturtiums always go mad but madder than ever this year.
I always buy a packet of climbing ones but there are always quite a lot of self sown.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 14th Jan 2019 at 05:12PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar I really must get round to planting up the one and only border we have in the garden, it now has a big enough pile of compost out of the supermarket herb pots we used to buy to actually plant some flower in now! (it was masquerading as a flower border but only ever had the stony rubble from the house getting built in the late 70's pretending to be soil!)

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 15th Jan 2019 at 10:58AM

Camilla's Avatar I bought a teeny Christmas tree that came with teeny baubles on last year, but I forgot to water it no wonder it as drooping, I was supposed to plant in garden after for using again this festive year but I fear it is dead, have planted out in garden but it does look forlorn.

Posted by: Camilla on 15th Jan 2019 at 01:48PM

Camilla's Avatar Going to get myself some Nasturtiums this year.

Posted by: Camilla on 15th Jan 2019 at 01:49PM

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