Thursday, 4 July 2013
Garlic not ready
One of the pyrethrums in the front has this flower, quite pretty, and looks normal at first ...
but it has a double flower, not like normal double flowers which have double amounts of petals..
it has got a double head, like a conjoined twin. Very odd, and not just the one flower on that plant, all its flowers are like that. Maybe pyrethrum are prone to this doubling, I don't know.
It is a perennial, so it will be interesting to see if it is the same next year.
I dug up some garlic (I'm desperate to find a space for the kale, pak choi and leeks, all waiting to take their chance), and at first I thought that they hadn't cloved (cloven?) because it looked like a smooth, round bulb. But I peeled back about four thick layers of outside skin and there they were, pale and blinking in the light. I think perhaps they are not ready yet, so I had better leave them a bit longer.
I'm not sure if the round courgette is the right size, the biggest one was just smaller than a tennis ball, but it was so pretty, I couldn't leave it any longer at the mercy of weather and slugs