Garden Journal

Getting started …

I’ve been thinking for a while about starting an informal little garden journal. Just a notebook really, with possibly some of my own drawings in it when I’ve established the habit. I started on April 3rd, a day of some significance for me for other reasons, and I can tell by the handwriting that I was enjoying the process of writing it.

Nothing much has been added since, unfortunately, because I’ve had so many other things to do, but Easter weekend seems a good time to pick up the threads and start work again, both in the garden and the journal.

Wish me luck!

Lupins and Hollyhocks

A little progress report

Something else I couldn’t resist. In my post ‘Four Garden Plans’ (August 2016), I outlined some ideas. Just a wish list of plants, really.

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I’ve taken the second step today: lupins. A blue, a pink and a white. Delightfully old-fashioned! I remember them growing at my grandmother’s house: tall, graceful spires in a stony garden. Here are my plants, holding gem-like drops of water.

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Can’t wait to see if they flower!

I also bought one white double hollyhock, which has fantastic leaves. I’m hoping it will look like the flower on the right, long gone now … (taken in 2014).

 

So When I Got Home …

… it was raining.

My gardening plans came to nothing, apart from a quick look round and some photographs taken on my phone.

The pansies have survived their first night in the ground and the miniature daffodils have started to open. Pity about the rain, although I think the droplets suit them.

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Grape hyacinths shaping up well. Out soon, I think.