Saturday, October 24, 2009

The potager

Some photos of the potager taken by ds(12). It was his idea to train the nasturtium up our rusty old swing set.I think in the first picture you might be able to see some borage and statice and primulas flowering. We also have a prolific supply of mint, but I expect that will decline once summer temperatures arrive in force.Any ideas what to use borage for?

Nasturtium the jolly,
O ho, O ho!
He holds up his brolly
Just so, just so!
(A shelter from showers,
A shade from the sun;)
'Mid flame-coloured flowers
He grins at the fun.
Up fences he scrambles,
Sing hey, sing hey!
All summer he rambles
So gay, so gay-
Till the night-frost strikes chilly,
And Autumn leaves fall,
And he's gone, willy-nilly,
Umbrella and all.

(From The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker)











Yes, Columbine!
The choice is she;
And with her, see,
An elfin piper, piping sweet
A little tune for those light feet
That dance among the leaves and flowers
In someone's garden.
(Is it ours?)
(From The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker)

1 comment:

Homeschoolmum4Christ said...

Borage is used medicinally, but you need to be careful, as the seed oil can cause liver damage.
Blessings,
Jillian
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