Blank Slate Part 2

It’s a start!

I rescued a phlox and bought another one. There’s some saxifrage in there as well as a plant I don’t know the name of. And also a tiny aquilegia to replace one I lost!

I’m trying to decide whether to put a small clump of chives back in there, as it doesn’t look too happy where it is now.

It doesn’t look much at the moment, and the pictures look a little washed-out, but I’m excited about it.

Moodier shots may follow!

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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.

Progress

The first tulips are out. More are on the way. At last, there is some progress in the garden.

Most exciting of all, two of the Himalayan blue poppies I bought last year have returned. I’m really looking forward to seeing them bloom. Fingers crossed!

Returning blue poppy (meconopsis)
What colour will these tulips be?

Walking in the Rain

There’s been a lot of rain this week. Quite a lot of it fell on my day off, when I went for a walk by a river. I snatched some photos on my phone…

The roads were wet and the river was full. Brown, muddy water, moving much too quickly for my liking.

Mossy trees.

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Bowed and broken branches.

Dark fields.

Spring is not here yet. Not here. Not quite.