(If you were looking for the giveaway, you will find it here.)
Yesterday I wrote about the last knockings in the garden, the signs that things are slowing down, and harvest coming to and end.
Today I want to show you a tiny little bit of new growth, a second season which has happened so quickly that it seems like magic.
A week or so ago we cleared the dead marigolds and nasturtiums from the big tub in front of the house (known as the ram raid box to the chaps in my life - how unkind of them). The princess and I saw small nasturtium seeds sitting on the surface of the soil amongst the chips of gravel and we laughed and pushed them just below the surface with our fingers.
And lo and behold! (It's been a while since I have done some lo and beholding - all is not lost.) Tiny new nasturtium plants have germinated astonishingly quickly - the green fuse lit by the touchpaper of our hands.
I wonder if we will get any flowers before the weather closes in . . .