Thursday, 12 November 2015

Waiting patiently.............

 I scattered borage seeds in the Spring.
 Spring came and went.........no seedlings.
 Summer came.....I waited, nothing.
 Summer finished......I gave up.
Mid November, I have a bed full of borage flowers !!

What a strange year this has been for the gardener.............

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  1. How weird. Everything has been a little topsy turvy this year that's for sure - I still have lavatera in flower and dahlias and cosmos and nasturtiums. Possibly because we haven't had a frost yet - but as sure as eggs is eggs it will come. This morning it was absolutely lovely, I was shopping in town without a coat on - in November - but this afternoon the weather returned to form, cold and windy.

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    1. It is weird.....but like you we have not had a killing frost yet.
      I would love a blue sky I must confess......it would be lovely to see the sun again if only for a little while :)

      We had a mixed day.....drizzle, dull, but mild..............

      Enjoy the mild weather while you can Elaine.

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  2. The forecast seems to be for a windy winter, it would appear. Seeing as I have a marathon upcoming, this is a bit upsetting but at least it isn't ice! Weather fooling a lot of plants I'm guessing.

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    1. It is windy today.....running against the wind is difficult for sure Simon. Let's hope it calms soon.

      The weather is most definitely fooling a lot of plants...........

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  3. Isn't it odd how we can totally give up on a planting, turn our backs and then one day voile there they are blooming their pretty heads off. Lucky girl you are.

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    1. Hi Lisa,
      I grow borage for the flowers. I freeze them in ice cubes to put into summer drinks. It looks pretty.......didn't happen this year :)
      It is lovely to see them now though.............

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  4. You won't be without borage now. I planted it on my old allotment plot and they popped up everywhere in subsequent years, I didn't mind though as they're so easy to pull out if they're in the wrong place but the bees absolutely love them.

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    1. I like the pretty little flowers, especially the blue. Yes bees really love them, so at least it will provide food for them during this rather mild spell.

      Have a good weekend Jo.

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  5. Isn't it funny how plants act sometimes? I have planted borage several times with no success except for a couple of plants in a container one year. And yet I know gardeners who pull it out of their garden because it self-seeded everywhere. I love that sky-blue color!

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    1. Borage is very unpredictable in this garden Rose..... but this is the first time ever it has flowered in November !!
      Sky blue is my favourite colour.....really lovely at this time of year :)

      Have a good weekend Rose.................

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  6. Thinking of you, your garden and loved ones this morning.
    So delightful to spend a few minutes enjoying your change of seasons.
    Borage brings so many memories.
    Thank you for these gorgeous photographs. We celebrate and honor and simply enjoy.

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    1. How lovely to see you here Sherry......

      Yes indeed, a time to enjoy. Each season brings pleasure in a different form.

      Hope you are keeping well my friend.

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  7. Oh Cheryl ... I just love that sky blue colour ... perfect on a dull day!

    I do hope you have a lovely weekend - the weather is rather mixed at the moment, but then it is November.

    All the best Jan

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    1. I think so to Jan.....such a perfect blue and just what I needed on this very dull day.

      November indeed, and it is raining today :)

      Have a good weekend............

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  8. What lovely pictures! Your borage flowers look like birds - wings extended - or like sting-rays in the ocean. Yes, what a strange year. I think Rose has a clematis in bloom - very strange for November as well.

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  9. Good grief....who would have thought it...I agree with Wendy, the flowers do look like exotic little birds. Any remaining bees will be grateful to come across them.xxx

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  10. Good grief....who would have thought it...I agree with Wendy, the flowers do look like exotic little birds. Any remaining bees will be grateful to come across them.xxx

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