China

Out of sight, but never out of mind!

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I have not made it to the plot in the past few weeks! Due to travel and lack of light…can’t wait for those long summer evenings!

Last week I had a work related adventure to Shanghai! I’m always curious what’s growing China side … We often drive past fields of veggies and giant grow tunnels on the edges of the cities and alongside the trainlines. Think industrial scale growing!! Much more practical than my romantic little plot!

But this year I saw lots of flowers grown in the cities which was nice! I took this photo of some nifty vertical planting alongside the edge of The Bund (the main river in shaghai).

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But generally I saw a lot more plants and greenery around the cities that we visited. Even this flowery Finnair plane!

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And on the way home I found a little grow pet. It seems growing is ‘cool’ China side too!

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We found a garden of relaxation… Which was good as our flight was a little delayed. It had this rather nice floor design to inspire.

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I collected all my seeds the week before last (if I can control myself!). So next stop is the big sort out into monthly ‘to sow list’. I can’t wait to get down the plot tomorrow, fingered crossed it not too rainy!

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Trip time, sleepy bee and the sweet pea!

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I have been away for one week. Mostly working, but we saw some amazing sights.

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These are two photos taken at a temple in Shanghai.

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And a bemused panda spotted at a market.

But the good news is my sweet peas have recieved great tlc! I even got a photo whilst i was away!

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On Monday I had the day off to catch up with jet lag… I went down the plot… Got stung by a bee who was sleeping in the thumb of my glove. He survived and lucky for me it was a sleepy sting. But he started buzzing around so I decided to retreat to the flat. I made lots of mess, but got most potted up. And popped some out on the balcony to toughen up!

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My extra seeds arrived… So that’s on my weekend to do list!  It’s exciting to get the plants going, but I need to get them out to the green house asap!