Monday, September 23, 2013

Mystery Flower

I had a mystery flower come up in my garden.

In the back of a drawer, I found an old packet of mixed cottage garden seeds, when I was having a tidy. It was way past its' use by date, but I thought I'd give them a go, and sprinkled the whole packet over the garden bed.

Just a couple of seedlings came up....and (sadly) only one survived!

Not seeing a flower like this before, (I didn't keep the seed packet), I googled 'pink cottage garden flower', and sure enough, after a bit of scrolling, there it was.
- a Corn Cockle! 
Apparently, these are found growing among the wheat in Europe.

Cheerio for now,
Sandi xXx
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margaret said...

I also have some out of date seeds so will sprinkle my next spring and see what emerges if anything.
Got my country threads magazine on saturday, love your red work and the article about you. Think Country threads is one of the best magazines around these days, good to see Jenny has a piece in too.

Anonymous said...

its a lovely colour Sandi.xx