Monday, 28 April 2014

Digitalis and Wild Oats.

                       Digitalis andWild Oats.

We're always glad to feed the birds it doesn't cost a lot.
But lately our poor garden has rather gone to pot.
Sparrows, tits and woodpeckers all gather round,
They eat the seeds and nuts and things but some fall on the ground.

So now our gardens rather wild, Prince Charles would be so glad,
There are wild oats growing there, ( not Pete's I would be mad).
One of the strange and lovely things that's grown and prospered there
Is a foxglove ( Digitalis) so grand and tall and fair,

In past years with a tripod we've grown good runner beans,
That's where a seed had settled, a perfect spot it seems.
We were surprised the way it grew,quite as tall as Pete,
Then it went on growing as it flowered, three more feet.

I took a photo there of Pete to show how tall it's grown,
I've saved a lovely lot of seeds so more plants can be sewn.
I believe they are biennial so it may take a while,
But in the future digitalis will bring a happy smile.

                        Jill West

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