Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Jack and the Beanstalk

This is principally for my dear friend Carole who bought me some broad bean plants several weeks ago.

I’ve never grown them before, but look - SUCCESS!

Don’t think I’ll be harvesting a huge crop this year, but I am so chuffed that ANYTHING has come up.

On a completely different subject, Shelagh sent me the following quote which I think is so true.

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the
letting of a little water.
Christopher Morley, writer (1890-1957)

Here’s hoping your hearts are light as a fluffy cloud.

And if they aren’t, that you are able to get some relief.


ChrisH said...

Oh, that's a lovely sentiment and quite apt for me at the mo. Your broadbeans look wonderful - now you can look forwards to the fun of popping them out their furry beds, oh and eating them.

Akelamalu said...

Ooh I love broad beans - I hope you get a bumper crop!

Rebecca Taunton said...

Fantastic broadbeans. When do you get to eat them?!

I love that quote.


Flowerpot said...

chris - well, Ive only got 3 so far but it's a nice idea - and hope life begins to cheer up for you.

Ak - I love them too!

RT - well, when they grow a bit!

Em said...

Congratulations on the beans and the book - and hope himself gets better soon, if he isn't already.

Re: the insomnia, I'm having the same problem but from the opposite end. The only thing I can suggest, other than making sure you have dark curtains to stop you waking up when it gets light (we've hung a dark blue sheet folded in two across the window on two trouser hangers - not pretty, but effective), is try a long walk with Mollie and maybe a milky drink before you go to bed. My recommendation to help with getting to sleep in the first place is architectural planning. Design your garden, your perfect house or a room in your house (or a boat interior), complete with measurements - gets me every time :D

Flowerpot said...

Em - thanks for that. Good advice! I will try it...