Saturday, 7 July 2007

Sweet peas

I grew these on the workshop balcony.

Sweet peas are such good value; pretty colours like tissue paper, fragrant, and you have to pick them to keep the flowers coming.

Mantelpieces are like secular altars. I put small things I like on there, and change them around now and then.

Except for the careful use of the serial comma, this has nothing to do with writing. I'm being self-indulgent.


  1. Sweet peas have always been one of my favorite homegrown flowers. When I was 9, my mother allowed me to plant a small circular garden in the corner of our yard. I put in mostly sweet peas, and I was thrilled when my efforts were paid back in spades.

    Sweet peas grow wild along the sides of the roads here in northern California, and I admire them as I whiz by at high speed, but somehow the homegrown and home-watched bring me so much more pleasure. Thanks for reminding me what I need to plant next year in our yard.

  2. Yay for the cereal comma, they're not just for breakfast anymore. ;-)