Sunday, 11 May 2008

A preponderance of purple!





I didn't set out intentionally in the garden to create a burst of purple in the spring but that is what has happened. Lots of lovely Aliums, geraniums, clematis and of course the lilac tree.
As a bit of fun I thought I would look up purple and see what it denotes so:
" In human color psychology, purple is associated with royalty, regalness, and nobility (stemming from its use in heraldry to denote gentry)." "The color of royalty, purple connotes luxury, wealth, and sophistication. It is also feminine and romantic. However, because it is rare in nature, purple can appear artificial." So there we have it. I like the feminine and romantic, not sure about the luxury and wealth!
Anyway, not only is the garden growing but so are things in the conservatory. There are rocket seedlings, cabbage and courgette seedlings as well as mazumi (a salad leaf) and some phlox, cornflower and herbs. Must get some tomatoes in there as well soon. It's quite a job keeping up with the watering as it has been getting so very hot in there over these last few days.
I just love the way there is nothing one day and then suddenly something appears, pushing its way through the compost towards the light. Daughter no.2 came by this morning and went off with a couple of pots for her own little postage stamp garden in Brixton.
I am off to Birmingham tomorrow to run a workshop on Tuesday on recruitment and selection. Let's hope somebody remembers to water those seedlings while I am away!
Have a good week.

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