One of the reasons I have been absent for a bit is because i've been in a sOwing frenzy. It's early summer here in the UK, and even though i've been planting seeds since January growth is VERY slow - apparently 'summer' is officially a couple of weeks 'behind schedule' - even the Italian Connection has reported a slow rate of growth from the mountains south of Milan in Italy.
HOWEVER, this hasn't stopped me from planting the seeds received last year, from Ginny, Pomona and Val as part of the 2009 Seed Swap which I organised. They are sprouting fantastically well! I have Polish beans from Val along with lots of flowers, I have peas, beans and poppies from Ginny all waiting to be planted out, and some beautiful bird friendly Giant Thistles and blue delphiniums amongst other floral delights, from Pomona.
And so, as we hurtle towards midsummer, I am inviting you to join in again! Last year, I was a little too late, and many people who would have joined in, had not managed to save or make enough seeds from their gardens for a swap. I have a theme in mind for this year's swap and will reveal all at the Summer Solstice, but in the meantime, if you'd like pass on ideas to be included, then please comment on this post!