Friday, 4 June 2010

A picture challenge response and a query...

A couple of weeks ago I was asked by Jo from 'The Good Life' to take part in a picture challenge. The idea is to go to where your pictures are stored on your computer, find the eighth folder and pick the eighth picture inside it. Then post it on your blog along with a description of what it is and where it was taken.

So here we go...


It was taken back in the spring of 2006 at a place called Barton Le Clay which is near to Luton. I was spending one of many weekends in that part of the country visiting Melanie in the days before she moved up to live with me in Gloucester and we'd gone for a walk and picnic at Barton le Clay one afternoon. Our walk had taken us along the edge of a wheat (I assume it's wheat...) field and I took this shot of the green wheat against the green hill because something about it just caught my eye. I obviously had every intention of 'doing' something with it and printing it out at some point because there are a few Photoshop'ed versions of it laying around in the same folder but this is the original.

On another note, has anyone else tried growing Pak Choi? I've got about 12 growing on the allotment at the moment but all of a sudden three of them seem to have bolted and gone to flower and I don't know why.

They're by no means fully grown yet so it's not that they've been in the ground too long, I've been watering them every couple of days (unless it's rained) yet they've still bolted like this. I've never grown them before so perhaps I've done something wrong. I did read somewhere online that they prefer the cooler ends of the growing season but the seed packet didn't mention that..

Has anyone got any personal experience with them?

6 comments:

Jo said...

Thanks for taking part in the photo challenge. Your photo's interesting. I like the contrast of all the greens in the picture. I'm afraid I can't help with the pak choi, I've never grown it.

Julia said...

I love your photo. I'm from Luton originally and at the Barton Le Clay end too - it's lovely around there. We used to go walking and more often pub hunting in that area!

I had a go at the 8th folder, 8th pic too, but ended up with the interior of the cinquecento that my Hubby was trying to sell - not quite the same!

I'm afraid I don't know anything about Pak Choi either - sorry.

Dee said...

Pak choi do prefer cooler weather and are prone to bolt with summer sowing- You can buy bolt resistant varieties.I sow a few in late spring with my lettuce and treat as a cut and come again, then again around sept. Cover when there's a sign of frost and they should keep well into winter

bed frames said...

What do you call those green thing. Are those barley or grains? That is not a rice definitely. By the way your blog is amazing.

Lakshmi Sekar said...

Nice photo. Green and peaceful looking...

John said...

That photo was full of life, you can see it just by looking at it.. it radiates lights and hope.


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