Saturday 19 July 2014

In The Garden

Considering how late I planted my containers this year, they are doing rather well.  The colours would not have been my first choice, but by the time we returned from our trip in June, the garden centre had been well and truly picked over and the more pastel shades had gone.

One thing that I have learnt about gardening in containers is that if I want impact, I have to cram them full of plants.  This has the added advantage of leaving no room for weeds....with the speed at which weeds grow in our garden, this is a definite advantage.

I am really rather proud of my nasturtiums.  This is the first year that I've grown them and I started them from seed.  I put them in my herb pot, but they rather took over, so I moved all but one plant and just look how well it is doing!  I never cease to be amazed at the fact that such wonderful plants grow from tiny seeds.


  1. Your containers look very cheerful and pretty, Marie - I always like to see Nasturtiums in a container or hanging basket and as you can eat them they look lovely in a fresh green salad:)

  2. Your pots are looking lovely indeed, and though you weren't necessarily expecting/wanting brighter colours, I think they really do look brilliant. As for nasturtiums, have you eaten them yet? Delicious on salads! Get 'em before the blackfly do (at least that's usually our problem, though extra protein bonus!).

    Best wishes,
    Tash from

  3. Rosie - thank you for visiting. No, I haven't tried eating them, though I had known that they are edible, I think that I had forgotten.

    Tash - thanks for your comment. The most amazing thing about these containers is that all I've done is water them. I haven't even had to dead-head. The begonias have just flowered continuously since I planted them.

    Marie x