Wednesday, 27 June 2012

First Aubergine Flower

The joy of waking up in the morning to see another new flower has popped.

I'm not sure I've ever seen an Aubergine flower before and whoever designed them should win an award because they're amazing. Have a look at the detail photo below.

We have six plants all with several buds. These are the small round Aubergines so the plants and the desktop should be able to bear the weight.

Tomatoes and Peppers are still going strong too.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

First Tomato Flowers

One (and only one) of the tomato plants is flowering now. The other four are looking quite healthy but no sign of any buds.

We also have one stripey variety which has grown much taller and looks like it's about to flower soon.

They're hairy beasts these tomatoes aren't they? Have a look at the close up detail below...

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Fuchsia Flowers Finally Flourish

Still not fully open but these Fuchsia buds have been teasing us for several days now. Very gradually, tantalisingly getting bigger before finally bursting open yesterday.

We think they're beautiful - lovely colours and velvety texture and it's great to break up the veg and herbs with a few show-off flowers.

Figurine by Carrie Chau, 'Blind Fly' based on the painting 'mid-summer dreaming (2004) 
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