It was almost eerie…

on the plot Monday morning as at times it was completely silent for a while rather than just a fleeting moment or two.  There’s generally always the background noise of traffic on the adjacent busy main road, aircraft overhead on their way to/from Heathrow and nearby RAF Northolt,  tube trains rattling along not far away, and general human noise around the flats and houses which border the site.  I like peace and quiet so I didn’t mind but a couple of plot neighbours found it rather unsettling, one not realising that it was due to the Queen’s funeral.

I don’t grow cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) every year but did this year as I really like the sparkling blue, lavender, maroon, pink, red, rose and white flowers, but I wish that the foliage was a bit more interesting.  As with all the annual flowers I grew they suffered at times with the drought and heat but are still flowering.  As usual I grew the dwarf variety Polka Dot which is around 12 in/30 cm tall.  I’ve been collecting seeds to sow next year, and also hope that they’ll self-seed.

  Have a good weekend, and take care!


Author: Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.

10 thoughts on “It was almost eerie…”

  1. Yes, going by the numbers who actually watched the Queen’s funeral, I should imagine that many places fell silent at times on Monday, I think many people will have been glued to the TV. I like cornflowers, so pretty.


  2. Monday was not silent in this house, being the first day of kitchen work.

    Foliage has a support role in attraction to plants. I find my eye is somewhat disappointed by it on occasion.


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