Three on Tuesday

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020.

My morning five-minute examination of the garden was damp today. We had a light mist for most of yesterday, and it continues.

Here’s what caught my eye:

1. The first Nasturtium is in flower. My wife doesn’t like nasturtiums very much, but I do. Yes, I know my she is always right, and I know I love her very much. However, these easy to grow plants will fill uninteresting corners and last right through until the first frost. Marion gets my number one vote and these guys are very close behind. Going forward, as the nasturtiums begin to dominate the area around the oiltank, I know it will be very important to tell Marion that I love her more than them.

2. Another of my favourites is Rozanne. Rozanne is of the Geranium clan, and I’ve loved her for many a year. Here, she is bows her head to shelter the important bits from the mist.

3. The forget-me-nots are finished for this year. I waited a full three weeks after the last flowers before pulling them. I did this to be sure they have a chance to shed seed for next year, before sending the remains to Compost Heaven. I am looking forward to to finding the new 2021 version in unexpected places. It always happens. Anyway, lo and behold, an gcreidfeá é, there’s one last late developer! Such a moment, and I’ll not forget it! Shall I show it to Marion? Yes, that would be delightful.

Three jobs that need doing (soon)…

  • Put fresh water in the birdbaths
  • Sow seeds of Sweet William and Aquilegia for next year
  • Move the Fairy Door to a surprise location. Marion loves this, and loves to be surprised

On a sad note:

My blue egg-cup is in the dishwasher, so I had to use the white one today. I do not like the white one because it is too big and the egg sinks right down into it. Despite this catastrophe, the day is a good one. I have completed the garden inspection, noticed some lovely surprising things and my to-do list is easy to complete after breakfast or maybe later this week.

Pádraig

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  1. No sign of my nasturtiums yet. Lovely geranium, even if she is hiding. I used to have several. I must get some more. Perhaps your white egg cup just needs a larger egg 🙂

    1. Pádraig

      You’re too high up for Nasturtiums to flower in June! Always good to get independent egg advice! #tuesdsythoughts

  2. Paddy Tobin

    I’ve never grown them, the nasurtiums, in the garden but had a double some years back which had to be propagated from cuttings to keep it going – interesting but a bother.

    1. Pádraig

      That’s one for the books, Paddy! I let them grow simply because they’re no bother. Beir bua!

    1. Pádraig

      They’d grow even if youd not want them, yet so easy to keep under control when they pop up in unusual places.

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