Saturday, August 13, 2011

rain rain go away...

I love the uspside down reflections in the drops.




the mystery plant turns into a Knifophia, its a tight clump which probably needs to be separated out a bit more as there was only this one flower. this was a rescue from the Accidental Smallholder as they put a new vegetable plot into their new garden. my other rescue was a Jacobs Ladder in white, now I'll need to get a blue one too....




this is a cultivated vegetable bed, honest... looks a bit like a jungle!! this is peas and beans, but there is only one bean stalk...in the foreground, I planted them twice and didn't get any growth from them at all. this photograph looks a funny shade/tone, it seems greener in real life, but its earlyish and very gloomy cloud. also I think my camera is possibly on its way out.... the disadvantage of electronic stuff I suppose. or maybe its my computer screen? also possibly on its way out... it took about half an hour to get into my emails this morning.




top right is snap pea Sugar Ann which I've been eating for a couple of weeks. not quite ready for eating are left-Alderman is which is the very tall pea, it was trying to grow along the washing line but got blown off and beaten down in our lovely summer weather.... and right-Waverex. they'll be ready soon.

5 comments:

Bridget said...

Kniphofia, one of my faves. It always reminds me of my Grandmother as she had it in her garden.

gfid said...

the reflective drops are magical... haven't come across Kniphofia.... possibly not hardy here. and the peas make my mouth water. i'll grab a handful of less than premium supermarket snap peas from the fridge and pretend they're fresh picked.

clairesgarden said...

Bridget, I didn't think I liked them much but this one is adding some nice colour to the garden and it was free so that makes it just fine!
GF, yes I like the raindrops but not the rain.... I bought some pea pods from the supermarket and shelled and ate them, still waiting for mine to fill out a bit more.

WILDSIDE said...

Claire, I like your garden -- it is a bit like mine! Crazy & mixed up. I've planted a lot of seed (including potatoes) that we'll never see as the ground squirrels think they're tasty snacks meant just for them!!!

HORIZON said...

Hello Claire. Love that first photo with the rain drops- wonderful to see the reflection so close up.
It was raining here earlier today too but has at last cleared up ;)
We've had a busy weekend with the Cowal Games but all the crowds have left now and the place is as boring as usual again.
Glad l stopped by. Hope all good your way.
sarah