Blank Slate

The featured picture is a little violet I found growing in the garden. Just for some colour!

The first two pictures below show the ‘blank slate’ of the title: an old sink which used to be a herb garden of sorts, but then got terribly messy and overgrown. I’ve emptied it out and washed it, then tilted it slightly to improve the drainage. It’s now ready for some new residents. The wire is there to protect it from cats!

I haven’t decided what to plant yet. Any ideas?

The final picture is a new hydrangea, bought today, which will be planted out in due course.

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Fleeting sunshine today. A trip out was planned, but abandoned suddenly. I took the camera into the garden instead. Watery sunlight pointed out some brown, lacy hydrangeas:

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IMG_4869IMG_4868Yesterday I upturned a plant pot to empty it in preparation for new planting in spring. The compost had held its shape, steadied by a network of roots: gleaming, smooth and rich – like a plum pudding.

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I’ll be planting this soon: a small cowslip plant to replace the one that disappeared last year.  A wonderful fresh green, to offset the greys and browns which dominate the garden now.

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Something to look forward to!