Tenacious Sweet Pea

Its fellow sweet pea plants have given up the ghost, but this one is soldiering on. Pretty amazing given that I just threw some seeds in the ground in Spring and hoped some would get enough water to sprout and survive this hellish desert heat. [Goes off to check seed packet only to realise this […]

how does your garden grow

Could not let 08-08-08 pass by without posting something, so here’s a little LaLaLand garden update. The brinjal/aubergine/eggplant has borne some beautiful fruit, of which this is one (the plant in its infancy). There are a couple of wee ones tucked away behind it, and a weird bendy one somewhere in the dense vegetation. The […]

Hard boiled (egg)plant

Hard boiled (egg)plant, originally uploaded by framboise. The potential fruit of this plant has had a progression of names that track the continents I’ve lived on. It’s the brinjal of my childhood, aubergine of my twenties and now eggplant of my thirties. I now need a new continent and local name for Solanum melongena for […]