It was a beautiful day, so I pottered in the garden after a tiring run. The songbirds kept up their chorus throughout the day; a wren and robin followed the pickings that I left behind me. The air looked like a snowstorm of dandelion seeds as the breeze picked them up in a steady stream of repopulation. I have twice promised pictures of the heritage seeds as they progress to full plants (and hopefully the dinner plate). I have a macro lens that I love, so the opportunity of the diffusion of sunlight through the leaves of the trees was taken. As you’ll see below, they are faring reasonably well.
I had potted nasturtiums, but they became waterlogged in the recent rains and became noticeably discoloured. I solved the drainage issue by transplanting to a larger ceramic pot with plenty of outlets for future showers or downpours. I think they’ll survive. Corn leaves are a bit of a delicacy for something with a small appetite, but they are not lost yet. I’ve put some eggshells around them. Other varieties are healthy and even thriving, I picked up just one snail from near the borage and placed it out on the flags as a treat for the thrush later.
To the left is a coriander seedling. The variety favours late seeding, meaning more prolific leaf growth during the season. You’ll see the distinctive leaf shape is now developing. Coriander is a favourite addition to many of my vegetable dishes, so hoping for a good crop this year.