Wednesday, 7 April 2021

My Osteospermums Decided To Bloom Today.

It's  a bit overcast today and it keeps trying to rain.  Typical April showers weather.

It's also quite hot at times and I went to see my plants and vegetables in the polytunnel this morning and my Osteospermums had decided to spread their flowers and put on a show:



Aren't they Bobby Dazzlers.   They love the micro climate that is "Portugal" my plastic and galvanized tube polytunnel.

I grew them from cuttings late summer/autumn last year.  Mother Nature helped too.

To quote A-Team Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith: "I love it when a plan comes together."






10 comments:

  1. Showtime in Dave's Gaff!
    It's freezing over here today. We even had a couple of snow showers. My buds are shrivelling!

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  2. Yep JayCee. They're beauties.

    It's not been too bad a day weather wise. The range is lit and its Madras beef curry for tea. Keep warm. Thanks.

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  3. If a few more of those flowers bloom then you will be able to present Mrs Northsider with a bunch to say sorry for all your wrongdoing.

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    1. They aren't for picking YP. However it is a good idea and perhaps I might find a bunch of apology flowers in Lidl.

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  4. Osteo-sper-mums. What a mouthful. Lucky I'm used to long greek words. I' sure we have some of those around here. I shall keep an eye out now I know their name. Portugal is looking good

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  5. They are also called Cape or African Daisies Linda. I've seen lots of them in the Algarve and ice plants grow wild on the sea cliffs. I would imagine they do in Poros?

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  6. They are looking happy. Dave. Few frosts here this week, but I have risked planting 6 tomato plants in the tunnel, so far so good. I gave them and the courgette an exra cover. Very cold today, but the sun was back around 2pm.
    Kathy

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  7. Hi Kathy. They love the warm environment of the polytunnel. We also planted six tomatoes in there this week. Everything is doing well and I am watering virtually every day now. Thanks.

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  8. I had a plan come together once. It was awesome.

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