Monday, 15 December 2008

Not many blooms for Garden Bloggers' Bloom day

The only plant in the garden which is flowering at the moment, apart from yesterday's cauliflower, is the false rocket.  This plant is sown between the rows of vines to be ploughed in as a green manure.  It spreads and self-seeds everywhere, but it is pretty and the leaves are edible, although we don't eat it as we have enough wild rocket self-seeding in the garden.

wild rocket_1_1

Other than that, my contributions to Garden Bloggers' Bloom day, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens, come from pots outside the house:

blue marguerite

Blue marguerite, Felicia amelloides


A slightly faded Lantana




Frances said...

Food that flowers, perfect!

Frances at Fairegarden

Jan and Steve said...

Ahaa! So that's what we've got - false rocket. It grows everywhere between the rows of vegetables, and I've been using it to bulk up the compost heap. Thanks for that.

perennialgardener said...

Lovely display of blooms for GBBD!

Thanks For 2 Day said...

The four colors--white, blue, purple and red, accent each other so would be nice to see them all together in a beautiful Christmas bouquet! Jan

chaiselongue said...

Thank you all for your comments.
Hi Jan and Steve: yes, false rocket should be very good for the compost heap as it's used for green manure in the vineyards.

Sue said...

I enjoyed your flowers and looking at the rest of the page. Your cauliflower was very photogenic!

Horselip's Horse Sense said...

Great post. I've never seen false rocket. I wonder if it will grow in Texas?

Carol said...

It seems blooms are scarce in many gardens in December! Thanks for sharing what you have blooming.

Carol, May Dreams Gardens