Nasturtiums

2 watercolour nasturtium flowers

2 watercolour nasturtium flowers front and back.

Hi there, how are you?

I planted nasturtiums in the garden in late spring, as they started to grow they were promptly eaten by the mollusc hoards. Tried again early summer, eaten again pfft! Nasturtiums are so easy to grow, you just poke the seed into the soil and they grow but it wasn’t working so I planted them into pots and placed the pots on the window sill (along with other plants that should be easy to grow but were eaten).

This worked beautifully

nasturtium seed & small shoot

A nasturtium seed & small shoot.

Once big enough they needed to go out into the garden, the mollusc hoards struck again and ate a third of my plants to stumps. So for the past month or two I have been going out in the dead of night with a torch and a pot, picking the slimy visitors off my precious plants and taking them over to the nearby woods.

I now have six lovely healthy nasturtium plants.

watercolour nasturtium bud

Watercolour nasturtium bud

They’re looking fine and I decided to celebrate their beauty by drawing some of the flowers.
I’ve drawn some flowers, buds. seeds and spent some quality time in the garden drawing and painting.

nasturtium painted with watercolour

Nasturtium plant painted with watercolour. the second seed down is from a different plant, I included it in the sketch because I liked the way they twisted around each other.

Tonight I will be seen once again in the pitch dark picking slugs and snails off the plants by torch light, fun times.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Till next time, have fun x

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10 thoughts on “Nasturtiums

  1. madebyfay says:

    Nasturtiums are some of my favorite flowers and you have captured their beauty so well. I have been enjoying mine in my garden bins and hoping they last a while longer. Thank you for sharing your beautiful sketches.

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    • Sunnyfae says:

      I love nasturtiums too, they’re so bright and cheery and they grow just about anywhere. Hopefully we’ll get a few more weeks before the cold weather sets in. Thanks for stopping by x

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    • Sunnyfae says:

      Thank you Motorhomestudio. I won’t be eating the flowers, I tasted one years ago and it took two days to get rid of the taste eeewww. I’ll just be happy admiring them in the garden as they attract the butterflies ❤

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    • Sunnyfae says:

      Ah Carol the life of a flower in my garden is a hard one hehehe. I try and plant things they don’t like but sometimes it’s nice to have a bit of colour to cheer us up so they’re worth the midnight walks ❤

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