Grey day, grey news to start with… Boys and girls, I’m afraid I have to give up the mystery pot. Yes, I know,it’s a big shame because I hoped to get some very fuchsia movement out of that pot, but unfortunately I think I have to admit my defeat in front of the what-the-hell-is-wrong-with-you London weather and say goodbye to my very first experiment. How how how deeply sad to have to depart from a pot that excited my first steps into this gardening process…! Anyway, judge for yourselves and see what you think:
Sadly I think the fuchsia mystery ends here guys…as someone suggested, the sprouts that I thought would have turned up to be beautiful flowers, could be only horrible weed…. 😦
What do you think I should do? I hate to give up on one of my babies.. I feel such a horrible murderer-mother like..
On the brighter side though, first please welcome a new addition to the garden balcony, which for the moment I’m protecting from the terrible orch called London weather by keeping it indoor…ladies and gentlemen, the GREEK BASIL!!
Beautifully green and so so tasty!
Bought it with the idea of having amazing summer caprese salads..yeah..keep dreaming Daria!
Also some nice little pics of strawberries, salads, rose bush, running-like-mad beans and sage, which are all doing great:
Gosh, how fast are these guys running??!!
waiting to be moved in a bigger flat this sunday…
no need for comments, just amazing!
I can already see myself cooking some amazaball “saltinbocca alla romana” with a huge leaf of sage this autumn!!
Also, here we finally have the plants that at the moment are reflecting exactly my mood and behaviour when facing this what’s-wrong-with-having-summer London weather: sunflowers.
The guys were doing absolutely great in those too-far-away-to-remeber sunny days that we amazingly had few weeks ago in London (yeah, we had them, trust me, I know it’s hard to believe it, but we had some amazing summer days…). So, very much like myself, they felt the warm, they saw the sun, they believed in summer again, and they decided to show their heads and beauty to the world by sprouting out of the ground… Whilst they were coming out in all their beauty, turning towards the sun, me as well I was waxing my whole body, buying new summery ballerinas and skirts, getting an early tan in the park turned towards the sun, believing in the dream called “summer is finally here and it’s going to be a hot-almost-mediterrenean one!”…no, nope, no luck guys…after few days here we go again, all fall back into the misery of grey and rainy days, freezing our “culi”(in Italian sounds less of a bad word!) out in a miserable, cold weather, forgetful about summer warmth… Soooooo…wax back in the cupboard, ballerinas and skirts back in the drawers, woollen jumpers back out, I started again keeping my head well plunged in a wintery scarf (gosh, I can’t believe myself and what I’m writing, it’s bloody May/June!!!…) and the sunflowers guys decided not to grow anymore, for the moment keeping their beautifully flowers inside themselves and opting for a low profile kind of sprouting, plunging their heads well inside their wintery soil-scarf… Very much like myself, waiting for the summer to flower again! So, while the beans are running like mad towards the sky, they sunflowers are taking a break for the moment…
come on guys, keep on growing and spreading the summer dream all over the balcony!!
And to close the post with hopefully positive stuff, I followed the precious advice of a friend and reader of this crazy blog, and I gave the parsely a second chance by creating a little homemade greenhouse in order to keep them warm and covered. Apparently this is how parsley prefers to grow and live, so hopefully with this new veeeeeeery technical and amazingly engineered greenhouse we will see some parsley-love spreading around in a few weeks time….?
I know I know….better than an architect I am!
what a green house…! -_-
Thanks for the tip Sophie!