My friend Tina and her husband have taken their motor home and gone on one of their fast becoming regular Grand Tours of Europe, this time taking in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. Last summer they visited the Fatherland – Bavaria and the Black Forest I believe and Tina brought back some packets of edelweiss and alpine campanula flower seeds which she lovingly planted earlier this year.
Overall she was disappointed with their rate of germination, ending up with just three seedlings – two campanula and one edelweiss but how precious those three tiny plants are! A very special souvenir of a wonderful holiday… So here’s the thing – I have been entrusted with their care whilst she’s away – no pressure – and I am keeping a very watchful eye on them in the safety of our fruit cage, willing them to survive at least until she gets back! Three weeks later and I’m glad to report that the plantlets are still alive, in fact one has even grown a bit… phew