Saturday, 18 July 2015

allotment, cool and fresh, weeding, courgettes, spuds, eucalyptus, common enchanter's nightshade, witchipedia



















Cycled to the allotment early, when the air was still wonderfully cool and fresh.

Did some hoeing, weeding and watering. We should be getting our first courgettes very soon. I'm not sure of the variety of the flower in the photo. I kept a record of the varieties of all the plants apart from the first five. It's likely to be an Italian variety, though.

The spuds are suffering in the dry weather and some are dying back because of the effects of a eucalyptus tree planted on the other side of the shed...

When we were away in Wiltshire we came across some wild flowers we hadn't identified before. One had this wonderful name: Common Enchanter's Nightshade. While the Woodlands.co.uk page that I've linked to has some excellent photos and good info, I was intrigued to find an entry on the plant on Witchipedia - 'the online encyclopedia of witchcraft, paganism and the occult'!

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