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My granddaughter the genius gardener!

bernieh

By bernieh

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My eldest granddaughter came to town just over a fortnight ago – she was only here for the weekend to be at her cousin’s christening. However while in town she came to visit her other Grandma and Grandad (that’s us!)

As you know it’s been raining here non-stop ever since the beginning of January – torrential rain – and no-one can get into their gardens. My granddaughter asked if she could do some gardening – I said that wasn’t possible because of the rain! But then she spotted some packets of seeds. “Can I plant these, please Grandma?” she asked with those big green eyes of hers pleading to me!

Well of course that’s what we did. We planted the seeds. Now no-one sows seeds in the middle of summer in tropic North Queensland – I mean NO-ONE. It’s hot, humid and horrible! Added to this, some of the packets were definitely passed their use-by date. But I gave in and explained that they might not grow very well! (All the time knowing she was leaving anyway and I thought she would forget about them!) But she wanted a photo – so we took a quick snap in between downpours of rain:

For the past two and a bit weeks we have been deluged with rain and there has been widespread flooding. I never gave those seedlings a thought. Today it stopped raining for most of the day and I took a walk around the garden and into the greenhouse. Guess what?

I’ve sent the photos to my granddaughter and told her she must have magic green fingers! I guess a combination of that and the rain worked on these seeds!

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Isn't nature wonderful? I bet your granddaughter will be very pleased with her results. Now you will be able to have some late season flowers too. :o)

9 Feb, 2009

 

Wow ~ what a great result !
Wonderful story and lovely photos :o)

9 Feb, 2009

 

Very good...lol..that is great..!

9 Feb, 2009

 

Your Grandaughter is beautiful, a lovely memory of her visit when you plant these out. Also the perfume of the Phlox will be a constant reminder.

9 Feb, 2009

 

Lovely story and photo's. Sweet little girl. I couldn't have refused either. Now what is going to happen with the seelings? Will she get her fair share of them?

9 Feb, 2009

 

This could be the start of a career in gardening! She is so pretty, you must be very proud .

9 Feb, 2009

 

What a happy story. :-)

I was interested to see that you can get Mr Fothergill seeds over there, too! So they are world-wide!

9 Feb, 2009

 

That's wonderful ! Your grand daughter will be pleased.

9 Feb, 2009

 

Yes Spritz Mr. Fothergill is available here. You can even get the packets in some of the supermarkets - the smaller independent ones - which is where I picked these up quite a while ago.

9 Feb, 2009

 

Little Miss Brighteyes,obviously knows grandma cant resist a plea like that, hopefully they will do well and you get to take another photo with a very proud granddaughter amongst them.......

10 Feb, 2009

 

Wondeful story and beautiful granddaughter you have Bernieh :)

15 Feb, 2009

 

Yes thanks everyone - she is just a beautiful soul - my husband calls me Cyclops when it comes to my children and grandchildren - but she really is a lovely little person! I do think she will make a fantastic gardener - she has started her own little garden at her home - all her own idea - despite the fact that my son and daughter-in-law have absolutely no interest in gardening at all!

15 Feb, 2009

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