Cee’s asking us to share things people grow for her Fun Foto Challenge. Toenails might have been fun, in a chasing someone with a worm kind of way, but neither chasing with worms nor toenail pictures have ever really been my thing.
I did rescue a long one from a potted plant on a windowsill yesterday. A worm not a toenail. At the same time I was horrified to note that three surprisingly agile and hungry moth caterpillars had stripped the buds off some Christmas cactus cuttings I was supposed to be tending. [If my sister happens upon this – they’re OK, apart from a few munch holes and having no buds, honestly!] It was quite impressive how the caterpillars had harvested all the buds like Epicureans, as if they were delicacies being grown specially for them. I’m assuming the buds will grow back as the cuttings themselves are looking green and healthy.
I’m going with these apples, pictured (I was going to say ‘taken’ but that might have given the wrong idea, especially with them looking so luscious after the rain) at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. They were growing in the kitchen garden outside The Botanic Cottage. If, by chance, you’re looking for a wonderful, free venue for a non-commercial community project with a focus on learning and engagement in Edinburgh, check out the link.
Apples could never be an anticlimax, could they? Just asking for a friend.