Posted in Garden, tagged seeds on August 17, 2008|
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Spurred on by the comments of Zoe, James A.S. and HappyMouffetard, I have decided I will enter my “flower arrangement” in the show.
If you don’t know about the Emsworth Village Show it is on now – until the 30th August. It has been organized by Emmat – and it is in conjunction with VP’s Water Aid fundraiser.
In the tradition of any good village show – there are loads of categories where you can display your crafts, produce, livestock, flowers and cooking.
I have to say that “Floral Achievement 3: Bouquet in the style of Sarah Raven” was not the first thing I thought of when I was deciding which category to enter, and after looking at the competition – from Glosterwomble – I think that he has it sown up with fabulous velvet queen sunflowers.
I was going to enter – and will still enter the “Homemade Seed Packets”. As this is quite appropriate to me just now.
A few months ago – I grabbed a brown paper bag from my seed stash with “Green Wizzard?” (Note the question mark) Anyway – I had grown them a couple of years ago – unfortunately, all were eaten bar one seed head which I kept.
However – I have sown the seeds and they are looking suspiciously like Verbascum chaixii Album-
I love to grow things from seed – but I am very bad at labeling my seeds properly, usually because I am in the middle of something else when I realize that the seed is ready for harvest and I grab something – anything and stuff the seed in, fully intending to label and bag it later
I should stop doing this – as my memory is not what it used to be. I cannot for the life of my remember what these are:-
No date – no name – no idea!!!
I know that I am deluding myself if I think that by making seed packets I will save myself from this
But it will mean that I can swap seed at the garden club – which hopefully will be correctly labeled!
Now – I wonder if I can make a Celebrity Portrait out of fruit or veg for the village show
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