I spotted these tiny flowers on one of the untended plots and wondered what they were so I put this photo on Twitter and asked if anyone knew. Almost immediately I started getting responses and learnt that they’re the wild flower Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis), which I see is listed in the Chiltern Seeds catalogue.
One tweeter, Alison, also mentioned that there is a much rarer blue form (ssp. arvensis azurea) and she has kindly sent me some seeds of this one.
If you’re interested in discovering and buying perennial vegetable plants then do take a look at Alison’s website The Backyard Larder.
It’s been very unsettled weather the past couple of days with plenty of rain so I’ve not been to the plot. If I had the pot marigolds would certainly have cheered me up.
Take care, and have a good week!