A while back I sowed some ‘Love in a Mist’ (or Nigella) seeds. They took what seemed for ever to germinate and then, after weeks of seemingly nothing happening, the tiniest green shoots popped up through the soil and from there they started to grow. By the end of July, after weeks of sunny weather, buds had appeared.
Then, the weather changed. It turned cooler and rainy. Each day, on coming home from work, I checked to see if there were any flowers. Another wait ensued. Then, finally, one blue flower appeared, then, the next day, another, and another and by now I’ve lost count !
These are the prettiest of flowers, with a delicate, wispy network of foliage and gorgeous cornflower blue blooms.
Of course, I was supposed to thin out the seedlings, but I never quite got round to it. And now the flowers are overflowing , like little wildflower meadows in zinc pots. Happily, the pollinators seem to love them too, so I might just repeat my ‘mistake’ next year, ignore the instructions on the seed packet and leave them to their own happy abundance. There is a lesson in there somewhere, I think !.
You can learn a bit more about Love in a Mist here
They are so easy to grow and the vibrant blue is worth the wait 🙂
Have a lovely Sunday x