A few weeks ago I had an empty pot sink. A few plants were added. All documented on these pages…
I’ve filled in a few of the gaps now. It’s not art. Its not garden design. But it has been fun, and I hope it will develop into something quite eye-catching over the summer.
Meet the new arrivals:
Oxalis: opens in the sun.
Sedum: good for insects.
A striking blue.
In other areas, I’ve still got tulips, and there are lots of hazy forget-me-nots!
Late afternoon in the Peak District.
Or, rather, some blue flowers I saw at a garden centre!
The view through my windscreen as I sat in a car park. It has its own kind of beauty.
Himalayan Blue Poppy.
Of course, they don’t look like that now. They look like this:
I bought this plant last year and it’s spent the winter in a small pot. Shrivelled, blackened leaves convinced me of its demise. But, like Doctor Who, it is regenerating!
I’ve planted it in a bigger pot, but it really needs to be rooted firmly in the ground, like the one I photographed last year, whose blue radiance drew people towards it like a beacon. One of my neighbours even asked permission to come round and take its photograph. Of course I was delighted. Beauty is for sharing!
Looking forward to the blue returning …
Twelve days ago, in my post ‘Into the Light’, I asked myself what I would achieve in the coming week and the rest of my holiday. So, although it might not sound like much so far…
- I’ve made time to catch up with some old friends.
- I’ve visited one of my favourite places: Ely Cathedral.
- I’ve made a significant start on getting rid of the mountain of clutter in my house.
- I’ve started to plan a writing project. (Excited but nervous about this one.)
- I’ve done quite a lot of reading.
There’s much more to do, though, so here is a picture to encourage me to aim higher!