On Friday morning…

I decided to check and weed through the main flower patch where I mostly grow the annual pot marigolds Flighty’s favourites, cornflowers Polka Dot, poached egg plants and collomia grandiflora.

I hadn’t realised that most of the seedlings that have appeared ( see below left) are the latter, which really surprises me as these have hardly ever self-seeded on the plot in previous years but always do on the neighbouring one.  As you can see in the right-hand picture below those always grow well and with Brian’s okay I dig them up and replant on mine.


Most of these seedlings I will pull up and add to the compost heap as I only want about twenty plants and room for other flowers.  I suppose that the good thing is that it’s better to have too many rather than too few or none at all.


It was National Puppy Day on Friday which was apt as I met Billy, a lovely six month old fluffball who was surprisingly placid.


Have a good week!



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24 Responses to On Friday morning…

  1. Linda Penney says:

    Lovely update thank you for sharing Flighty have a blessed day

  2. Jo says:

    Awww, Billy’s a total cutie. It’s handy having plants self seed, well, the ones you want anyway, saves you the job of sowing them yourself.

  3. Liz says:

    Billy is so cute! Happy Puppy Day!
    Definitely better to have too many seedlings. My problem is that I often can’t tell the difference between the emerging weeds and wanted seedlings!

  4. I love it when things self seed! The puppy is adorable ! Xx

  5. CJ says:

    Gorgeous flowers, and what an adorable puppy. I had no idea it was National Puppy Day, Bert will be sorry to have missed it. Although he did have a very good walk down by the river that day with his whippet friend. Have a lovely week Flighty. First peach blossoms opened today, I think spring might be on the way! CJ xx

    • Flighty says:

      CJ thanks, and he sure is. I was aware of it on Twitter, where there were lots of pictures. Good to see that Bertie enjoyed a walk with a friend. Thanks, and you too. That’s always good to see, and I think that you’re right. xx

  6. Jade C says:

    Billy is so adorable!
    I have a lot of self-seeded Amaranths on my planter right now. I love them for their soft leafy veges. But having so many means I have to thin them out and that makes my heart feels heavy.
    A sad read about your friend who first sent you those plants back in 2010. Some nice flowers to commemorate her.
    Thanks and have a good week to you too!

    • Flighty says:

      Jade he certainly is. I think that we all feel like that when we thin out unwanted seedlings.
      It’s nice to see that you read about Elle. Yes they are.
      You too. xx

  7. menhir1 says:

    A sweet Scotty Terrier fluff ball?
    Plant life is interesting to observe, as are most things in nature, even homo sapiens, though, replicating what HS gets up to in various guises and forms is not always exemplary. xxx

  8. snowbird says:

    Ohhhh…a puppy and seedlings, what’s not to like! Lovely!xxx

  9. mamacazz says:

    Is that cute pup self-seeded? x

  10. Caro says:

    Love that little puppy, he’s adorable, and at least the sight of seedlings means that the soil is warming up!

  11. Chloris says:

    The collomia is such a pretty colour. Love the puppy too.

  12. nikkipolani says:

    Yes, that collomia has such a pretty blush color. Seems to glow in your photo. Congrats on those self-seeders 🙂

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