About three weeks ago I planted some seeds of the Princess Tree or Empress Tree (Paulownia Tomentosa). Wikipedia will tell you lots about it if you are interested. They are supposed to be very quick growing and provide lots of shade due to their enormous leaves. Just what I want. Well some of the seeds have now germinated and here’s a picture of them. Cute little things aren’t they?

Seven of them have come up so far, the thing in the background is a weed I think. I’m nurturing them very carefully because I don’t want them to dry out and die at this stage, it would be very easy for them to do that. I’m looking forward to being able to pot them on and I’ve picked out some nice places for them where they will give shade to an area that I’m going to put some seating in.

Had a visit from my friend David the other day and sat on the veranda with cups of tea and had a good natter. The dogs like him popping in because his motorbike sounds different and he lets them jump all over him too. He wanted a couple of tips on how to go about tarting up, sorry, enhancing his Myspace page. His writing is pretty prolific at the moment but I guess he’s got a lot of catching up to do seeing as he’s starting from before ‘The Move’.

Weather is a bit cooler and breezier today. Rain was forecast but I don’t think there’s a realistic chance of that just yet. We had a great big thunder cloud just to the north of us yesterday and heard lots of distant rumblings but nothing came this far south. Just had a look and the clouds are there again today but too far away too affect us. (Maybe … ) My weather forecasting skills have proven very hit and miss here.

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Posted August 24, 2008 by cukurbagli in Uncategorized