Saturday, 3 September 2011

An Allotment Hidden Gem

Nigella Love in a Mist - Persian Jewels

I found this beauty - Nigella (Love-in-a-Mist) 'Persian Jewels' skulking by the allotment shed, in amongst the lavender. I had forgotten that I had scattered some seed earlier this year. It was a shame to leave it there almost hidden, so it came home........

Nigella in school milk bottle

Plonked in an old school milk bottle. I can remember having my milk in a bottle at school and being a milk monitor, nearly 30 years ago. Every morning, clink clink bottles, lovely paper straws and a plate of quartered apples.

Nigella mosaic

Such delicate starry detail. I will make sure I grow plenty of this flower next year. Pretty, airy blue and white flowers, although there should be pink and lilac too. I mixed it in with some cut Lavender and the smell is blissful.

Nigella & Botanic Illustration

8 comments:

greenthumb said...

How very pretty, I remember those paper straws.

Melksham Mum said...

Again, beautiful pics. Your allotment must be an amazing place to be x x

The Vintage Hobby House said...

O wow what a fantastic looking flower,so unusual,will have to get me some of them for next year lovely.
....X Manda X .....

Foxglove Lane said...

Beautiful flower so sensitively captured, loved this post!

Charis said...

So pretty, beautiful shots.

The syders said...

I remember being a milk monitor too and the days we had tiny little glass bottles. Beautiful flowers...I might give these a try too next year x

elaine rickett said...

The back of the flower head is just as pretty as the front - I didn't sow any this year - bad mistake!

Andrea said...

These looks so pretty :)

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