Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Blooming marvellous!

Another week away from the windowsill and so much has been coming on with the green foliage taking over more and more space every day. The most exciting thing is that one of the chilli plants that is outside has started to flower so I'm really hoping that flowers will lead to fruits and we'll have some serrano chillis to look forward to later in the year.

The salad leaves that we planted in the old daffodil window box are also coming along nicely and looking much stronger than the little sickly ones that I attempted earlier in the year in the seed trays.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

A new addition...

So we'd been back in the flat for a couple of hours after returning from holiday when all of a sudden I spotted something glinting out of the corner of my eye. And sitting there nestled down in between the tomato plants was a little silver gnome left to watch over the plants by our friendly waterers! A very welcome addition in amongst the vegetable pots.

Thursday, 10 June 2010


I really am tremendously excited!! We have tomatoes on the windowsill!! Two little beautiful green tomatoes! Excellent!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

It's raining, it's pouring...

Well there must have been a massive rainstorm at some point in London yesterday. I got home from work to find half of the soil from the old daffodil trough all up the side of the window!!

On closer inspection though as well as the soil being all over the place the rocket has started shooting up just 3 days after we planted it! I'm hoping for more success this time than I had when I tried it in the seed trays...

The rain didn't seem to put off the sunflowers either and now four of them are out. Makes me smile when I'm on my way back to the flat and see these bright yellow sunflowers beaming out from a first floor window.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Windowsill gardening at last!

Well at long last this weekend we managed to get around to actually planting the plants out in their troughs and the majority of them are now actually living out on the windowsill. Outside the kitchen window I've transplanted the mint into a much larger pot and am hoping that the plants will get stronger and larger now that they've got more space to move. I also have the trough out on that windowsill that the daffodils were in - nearly all of the daffodil foliage had completely died back so I cut nearly all of it down and have planted a row of nasturtiums at the front, rocket behind and spinach behind that. Hopefully with the leaves in a deeper tray I'll have more luck than last time...

Then on the two living room windowsills I've got two pots that each have a chilli in the middle and nasturtiums round the edge; one trough with the five sunflowers in and I've stuck in some nasturtium seeds in front of them and one trough with some tomatoes in.

I've also split the chives and the basil plants into more bigger pots (although kept them inside) as they didn't seem to be getting any bigger. And in an attempt to get our table back so we have somewhere to eat once more we have moved the two indoor troughs that we planted up a while back to the fireplace although I'm worried that they might not get enough sun there so will monitor them and see how they do...

All in all a good weekend!

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Flowers again...

Well we returned from our trip to the Hay Festival to find our plants were blooming again which brought a smile to my face. The gorgeous custard sunflower we spotted straight away but it wasn't until a few hours later that I noticed the orange nasturtium flower hiding under one of the big leaves.

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