More lovelies for my garden
At the Hornsby organic markets today I could not resist buying some more plants for my garden. What really caught my eye today were these tall chilli plants bursting with chillies. A few different varieties there so of course I had to buy two. When I was taking them out of the car this lovely S-shaped chilli fell off – is it meant for me or what?! 🙂 Supposed to be a Turkish variety (no name) – moderately hot and with a nice flavour. I will let you know. Can’t bring myself to eat the chilli that I have now made my gravatar…yet. I also bought some more thyme (never can have enough of my favourite herb), two pots of rosemary (a close second in the favourite stakes), tarragon, sweet basil and some more lavender. Tara and I love to pick a lavender flower on our walk up to school in the mornings. She puts it in her hair and takes it out during the day for a little sniff. How sweet is that? It stays in her hair when she goes to sleep, and when I go up to bed and kiss the sleeping cherub goodnight she smells of lovely lavender.
The guy at the markets always has great plants, and they are really cheap too. Those chilli plants were just $7 each. They seem to survive my neglectful gardening so they must be good….although I am sure they are not organic – he makes no claim that they are. I haven’t seen the woman who sells organic seedlings of unusual varieties of vegetables and herbs for quite a while. You can pick and choose different seedlings to fill your punnets – a concept that I love. Everything I bought from her a few months ago grew prolifically. I hope she comes back soon. With Sam’s new school being rather close to Hornsby I can see that I will be going to those markets more often (it is on every Thursday). It is a tiny market, just a few stalls in the courtyard between the two shopping centre buildings. Nice and friendly, nothing pretentious.