Whats that saying again? ‘The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself.’ So when a Sarah Raven catalogue popped through the letter box I gave into the temptation and treated myself to some beautiful seeds!
Even though I had my flower patch all planned out I just couldn’t resist this beautiful mixture or Zinnias, I love the pinks and oranges together and they would look beautiful in a vase with some yellow/lime coloured Ridolfia Segetum. I also ordered some ordinary chives and also some garlic chives to put in my flower pathway border and I am looking foreward to eating the flower heads! Along with the chives I will be planting some edible flowers into the pathway border because A, they will look pretty, and B, they look amazing in salads. Last but not least is a last minute buy, munchkin pumpkins that climb. Now I know that I said I will be growing small pumpkins in my brassica bed but I couldnt resist buying a packet of these seeds. I’m thinking it might be better to have them climbing upwards rather then spreading all over my brassicas? Its either that or have them climb up a garden archway which I’m planning on making for the entrance of my pathway.
Actually my splurge wasn’t that bad considering, although I’m thinking if I’m not happy with how my flower patch turns out at the end of the year then I will be highlighting a lot more flowers from this catalogue! This has got my super excited though and there will be lots of seeds to sow in March, if only I had a greenhouse to store all my seedlings!