September 4th – Old pair of jeans grow on plants???

Oh…. I must get my ears checked,  Aubergines grow on plants 🤣. Mrs L was given this plant for her birthday from a friend and she is delighted to announce that there are already 2 fruits (yes, fruit not vegetables), and lots more flowers. According to Wikipedia…..Eggplant, aubergine or brinjal is a plant species inContinue reading “September 4th – Old pair of jeans grow on plants???”

August 22nd – Water Lily

Our new water lily produced it’s first flower today, so I thought i’d share it with you. As normal I tried to find a weird and wacky fact ….. The bulb and root are used to make medicine. People take American white water lily by mouth for diarrhoea and apply it to the body for vaginal conditions, diseases ofContinue reading “August 22nd – Water Lily”

August 4th – Pretty impostor…

We have a weed in our lawn, but it’s pretty so we’re leaving it in. Not quite sure what it is, but plantsnap suggests that it maybe a common / dwarf mallow (Malva neglacta). If it is this, then the plant is considered a weed, but is often consumed as food, especially the seeds whichContinue reading “August 4th – Pretty impostor…”

August 14th – Snack time

I love this time of year because mother nature provides snacks for me whilst walking the 4 legged children, however, I need to be quick before they grab them before me…. The Flatties in particular are very fond of blackberries, and we always laugh at them sniffing the berries before carefully picking the ripe onesContinue reading “August 14th – Snack time”

June 23rd – Memories of people passed

Whilst cutting the lawn in the front my eye caught our lovely fuchsias. The detail on the flower heads always amazes me, especially in the sunshine and always makes me think of the late Mother-in-law. She loved her garden and a lot of the fuchsias come from cuttings of her plants from North Devon. WheneverContinue reading “June 23rd – Memories of people passed”