Well the weather forecasters did not get it totally wrong. Saturday started off to be a beautiful morning, bright sunshine, blue skies it even felt warm. So what do I do, I put on a denim skirt, summer blouse, summer flats and a jacket, and went for a walk. What happened the heavens opened. Not a good start to my gardening weekend.
Anyway when I got home (drenched) the heavy rain had turned to showers and I could duck them and do some gardening. first up splitting up some of my Nasturtiums. I had sowed several varieties:
|Empress of India|
|Strawberries and Cream|
Empress India - This is the seed packet, It is a bright red. I have grown flowers before that promise to be bright red and they are more of a dark red. It's really difficult to dark red in bright sunlight. But the flowers on the seed packet look very vibrant.Strawberries and Cream - Looks lovely on the seed packet, let's see what it looks like in the flesh (so to speak).
Milkmaid - I grew this last year. Very strange the packet said that they would grow approximately 10 "high. Yes, this is true but some of them had retained their climbing genes and I ended up with a pot of Nasturtium that were 6 foot high, lovely, yes, but not what I had expected.
performance. Here are the seed packets.
Just as a footnote, by the time I was ready to sit down cook myself some dinner and relax for the evening, the rain had turned to sunshine and it was a lovely evening