I was interested to read that Chile is the home of the common nasturtium, or Tropaeolum, along with other South American countries.
Nasturtiums have been a much welcomed addition to all my gardens, with free and exuberant growth, so easily curtailed, the vibrant profligacy of their flowering, and even the hydrophobic quality of its round peppery leaves which fascinated me so much as a small child, there is not a lot to dislike! Some apparently dislike the strong peppery small of the leaves and stems which give the species its Latin name, which translates to “nose twister”, but I like it. The flowers themselves have a much more elusive and gentle sweetness.
I chose the variety commonly called the flame nasturtium, or Tropaeolum speciosum, both as I am not familiar with it, and for it’s very seasonal colouring.
We are experiencing a warm day today, predicted to be over 30 degrees by early afternoon, so now the daily chores have been completed and just enough sorting out of the still messy garage, we all aim to have a much-needed restful afternoon…I am halfway through Pride And Prejudice, (once again!) so will be having a lazy afternoon finishing off the book, and maybe some bird watching...