Sunday, 2 February 2014

Seedy penpal 2014

I have received a fantastic selection of seeds from my seedy penpal this year. The person who was selected to send to me this year was Wendy who has a rooftop garden. Wendy's garden contains an extensive collection of of plants & is a fascinating read.
There are a selection of seeds which Wendy collected from her own plants.Amongst the seeds Wendy sent there are some Blue Agapanthus. I have never grown these before but had read about. I have great plans for these. They will eventually be placed in some terracotta pots to flank the French doors. Some field poppy's collected from France which I will scatter in front of my new hedge. Some pink hollyhocks which I am looking forward to growing, they will fit in nicely in the front garden.

There are some tall peas which Mike will enjoy, being taller the crop will be bigger for the space I can provide - a win win for Mike. Some little cabbage seeds bought in France, these look suitable for making coleslaw with in the Summer so I will definitely be trying these. I'm looking forward to meals in the garden this year.

There are also some Drunken Woman lettuce seeds which have amused some people no end I can tell you. In particular Mike, I was telling him about the seeds I received just as we were walking out of Tesco, just as I mentioned the variety of lettuce seeds I pushed the trolley over a bump, the bottle of gin in there clunked rather loudly against a bottle of sherry. The awful man laughed extremely loudly, a little too loudly for my liking, I nearly stopped him from going fishing today! However with Mike out fishing it means I can watch Miss Marple this morning & Marple this afternoon. The gin has not been opened & probably wont be (work depending for a few days) I will however be partaking in a glass of sherry this afternoon.

Back to seedy penpal I was over the moon with the seeds I received from Wendy they truly were a lovely selection. I am extremely late in sending mine out , they will be posted tomorrow.  I had to wait a for my seed order to be delivered as I had selected some new packets to go with mine. I have been feeling slightly guilty about the lateness &am feeling rather happy now I can send it out.

Enjoy your day

14 comments:

  1. I hope that you enjoy planting all of your seeds, they all sound very interesting, so I will be watching to see how you get on with interest. Hope that you have a lovely Marpley day with your glass of sherry this afternoon - the perfect accompaniment for a little bit of Marple I should think! xx

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    1. I shall enjoy the seeds & a Miss Marple day & yes sherry is the ideal accompaniment.

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  2. It sounds like you've received some interesting seeds.
    Enjoy Miss Marple and your drink. Flighty xx

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    1. I have & I am so pleased with them. I enjoyed both very much.

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  3. What a great selection of seeds. I've never heard of Drunken Woman lettuce, I look forward to hearing more about those. Enjoy your day.

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    1. I had heard of them before so I am rather pleased to have received them.

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  4. I just had to Google the Drunken Woman lettuce presumably the name refers to a crumpled hair look!

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    1. I think so the packet also said the red veins represent a drunk women's face.

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  5. What a great selection to try...now we just need the weather to get things started!!

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    1. If it was anything like today it wont be long. the weather was lovely today.

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  6. What a lovely selection you been sent enjoy your sherry and Miss Marble and have a blessed week

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    1. I was yes, I enjoyed both enormously. And you

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  7. I love the sound of that lettuce - it would go very nicely with my Lazy Housewife climbing beans! Sounds like you had a very satisfying afternoon, I love watching Marple but have to content myself with watching on catch up tv while doing the ironing - I had a great day in the garden so feel it's all been very satisfactory and still have Silent Witness to catch up with!

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  8. You have so various seeds to grow. Sounds so interesting. This year I have been planning to add more varieties in my garden

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