I never understood where 'rocket' got its name: now I know. The other new seeds we planted the day before yesterday are all resting and germinating at a normal, sedate ten-days, two week pace, while the rocket is sprouting already!
The seeds are a gift from my friend Kathy (see blog 9 Sept 2007)who sent them from London two months(!)ago. They arrived last Friday to my great joy. So I called kathy, and by Serendipity it was her birthday- and a very significant one too! She is sending some prayers to St. Christopher, the Patron Saint of Floods and Travellers once more on behalf of the hotel. This year all should be fine, but a little saintly supervision is always welcome..