takes my very occasional Plot A to Z series of posts past the half-way mark.
Malva sylvestris (Common mallow) often grows on the plot being something that appears to self-seed without any problems. I have grown myosotis (Forget-me-nots) in the past but they didn’t re-appear last year so I’ll have to sow some more.
I don’t grow marrows but if I had a greenhouse I would certainly try growing melons. The ones to try here in the UK are the F1 hybrids Century and Emir.
N sees no vegetables but plenty of flowers. The most prevalent are the various narcissus – which is the latin name of the genus regardless irrespective of the shape or size of the trumpet, with the common name daffodil restricted to varieties where the trumpet is as long, or longer, than the petals. The coming weeks should see lots flowering on the plot, which are always a welcome sight just as I start plotting regularly again.
I grow the annuals nemophila maculata Five Spot, nigella damascena (Love-in-a-Mist) and various colourful nasturtiums, which as well as looking good are also edible.
The most exotic plot plant has to be the nerine bowdenii, which flowers for my birthday if I’m lucky as I was in 2012.
[The next two posts in this series will both be about O and P, with the first being all about the onions and potatoes that I sow, grow and eat.]
Have a good week!
Edited Monday, 10th February to include Glo’s (Porcelain Rose) delightful award –