We made it to another Six on Saturday, hurrah! If you are curious, pop on over to The Prop’s and find out what the rest of the gang are up to. For some it will be spring, for some it will be autumn, but we are all united by one thing. Things have slowed down, there is no need to rush as tomorrow will be soon enough, there is time to consider and immerse ourselves in the moment. I find that very comforting in these strange times. Let us meander to over to my chosen ones.
Firstly, we have a sublime double purple tulip. I’ve looked for the label, but nothing. I’ve looked for the packaging, but nothing. Someone needs a firm talking to. It is not the first time this has happened. The worse thing is that it is a dreadful example to my esteemed clients, whom I mercilessly nag about keeping everything labelled. It is a bit like telling everyone to stay home and then travelling to your holiday home 150 miles away.
Next we have the knicker elastic radishes, looking rather dandy. I have been watering and cooing words of encouragement. Their neighbours in the pot, some spring onions, have also begun to emerge. Always a miracle.
Onto the red Woolies acer looking resplendent against the white-washed wall. I think I might have used a similar photograph before, but I reckoned that nobody would remember or if they did, they wouldn’t care.
Now we have a jolly osteospermum. The foliage is quite frankly rather ropey, as would befit any decent osteo at this time of year. The flower is wonderful. My head says “trim it back”, my heart says “not on your Nellie”. Another battle to be waged.
Then one of my favourites in the garden, Anemone nemorosa ‘Robinsoniana’. Every year I chop back the fuchsia in the front garden to allow this ethereal beauty to shine. By the time the fuchsia has grown back, her moment in the spotlight is over and she is happy to play second fiddle.
Lastly the bronze fennel, Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’, that I dug up and disposed of a couple of years ago. I may have left an iddy biddy bit behind. Talking of behind. Fat Ol’s sister Daisy thought my photo would be greatly enhanced by the addition of a sunbathing pussycat. I agree.
That’s yer lot for another week, my friends. Stay safe and well and home!