As I’ve mentioned before summer is not my favourite time of the year as I don’t like it too hot, the humidity that usually goes with it or the often poor air quality. Mind you I’m sitting here writing this and it’s cool, wet and windy!
I’ve been browsing through the J Parker Dutch Bulbs autumn 2011 catalogue this week. Much as I would like to buy lots of the items shown in it I am somewhat constrained by a lack of money and available growing space. I’ve confined myself to some lavender, probably the compact dark blue variety Munstead, as this is one plant that I’ve been meaning to grow on the plot for far too long.
Some borage (borago officinalis) must have self-seeded last year as several plants have appeared. This herb has blue flowers, beloved by bees, which were once thought to drive out the summertime blues.
I was given a couple of chicory plants earlier in the year and one has thrived. I’m growing it for the pretty blue flowers, which I really like, rather than as a vegetable.
Have a good weekend!