The Big Issue
I went out yesterday ,after my better half had done a big tidy,and planted a few bulbs. These included the ones with the green shoots, which I had not used before. Like the large bags of daffodil bulbs which are mixed and cheap,there was a variation in size. Some looked more likely to prosper than others.
Anyway at least something got done.
In a moment of reflection,I surveyed the suburban estate. Quite a lot of green,but leaves and fallen branches had gone. Hopefully in the not too distant future there will be more colour. Last year we had some long running displays of colourful plants,the common place; violas,busy lizzie,begonias,verbena,sedum and roses- which remained healthy enough to give pleasure throughout the summer and into the autumn.
Buying plants sometimes seems extravagant, but a lot can be achieved for a relatively small amount. And it’s fun finding stuff you like at summer fairs,and in the corner shop.
Yes, gardening can be excellent value,don’t go over the top,but don’t be afraid to go for something which you think will work. But why do my seeds never really work?
- 23 Feb, 2011
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