Since the drought in East Anglia started really ruining my life (I didn’t ask to be born) I have thrown myself on the floor several times and wept, stamped and screamed. (Actually I had to get up to do the stamping bit)
But the rain is back and all is good with the Higgledy world and the plants are starting to show some interested in the art of living too.
The dill didn’t ‘dill’. It’s known for not liking a droughty start to life. So let’s not talk about dill…not for a while…it still hurts. Only time can heal…I’ll think about talking about dill again after the summer. Let’s move on.
Borage…quite frankly borage bloody loves me and I it/her/him. Although my borage hasn’t quite flowered there is no doubt that it is award winning….it would win a ‘best carrot in show’ award is is so brilliant at everything. I could herd sheep and win ‘One man and his dog’ if it were still on the telly, with my prize borages.
…and a close up of the award winning flower buds…
Now it’s not only borage that I will be on the telly for. I also win the prize for creating the best orange things in existence today, yesterday and all our tomorrows.
People are flocking to the site to catch a glimpse of the Higgledy calendula….and who can blame them…
The Dalai Lama has expressed an interest in visiting, he too is a great fan of orange and has heard that people are leaving the Higgledy Garden somewhat more enlightened than they went in. In fact the garden is in great danger of becoming a protected spiritual site. All true.
Neither does it stop at orange…the Blue Cornflowers that we have grown are being tested by NASA to see why they fly off the scale when tested by the ‘Blue-ommiter’ machine. Previously the bluest any object ever came to using this device was number 7.8hjz …the higgledy cornflowers measure a staggering 11hjz. Wowzers!
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June 21, 2011 @ 3:32 pm
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June 18, 2011 @ 10:00 am
Great to see that both the rain and your good self are back. It isn’t too late to sow annuals though (or biennials), so pleeease don’t waste those beds! The weeds will only take over the bare soil if you don’t……….why not grab an opportunity for a bit more of a crop?
June 18, 2011 @ 11:54 am
thx Martine….I shall sow some more annuals and let you know how I get on. :)
June 18, 2011 @ 9:02 am
Glad that the rain has returned to East Anglia and that things are starting to perk up; we’ve also had some down here in Kent over the past few days (yesterday especially so) and now the garden is looking lush, if somewhat swampy in parts (no pleasing some)!
Some lovely looking borage you have there; are you growing both the blue and white varieties? And the calendual is wonderful, I too feel enlightened just looking at it, a lovely start to tmy morning.
June 18, 2011 @ 11:55 am
Yes…blue AND white…I’m down with the fashions my friend….are you growing the white?
June 23, 2011 @ 3:55 pm
Yeah, we have the white too. It seems to be something that people haven’t come across before as many are usually surprised to see it. All ‘adds value’ as they say.
June 16, 2011 @ 11:43 am
Similarly, I can’t get overexcited about calendula, but love the cornflowers and borage, and am happy you are over the drought – both in terms of the weather and your blog! x
June 16, 2011 @ 6:19 pm
unfortunately much of the damage of the drought has been done and is irreversible. A good deal of the beds turned to sand! …and have been left for this year.
…but more rain today…all is good. :)
June 16, 2011 @ 7:19 am
Beautiful Calendula but, unlike the Dalai Lama, my preference is the bluetiful Cornflower ;)
June 16, 2011 @ 8:31 am