I have begun to wonder how I got everything done when I was working. The time seems to fly between Six on Saturdays and I am only getting done half of what I set out to achieve. There is definitely no time dragging around here. Busy but not frantic is the best way to be in these strange times. If you want to see what the other SoSers are up to, pop over to our leader, Dr Prop’s, blog and all will be revealed. Shall we proceed?
First of all we have Osteospermum ‘JK’, which has just begun to flower. It got me thinking. Every so often I promise someone a piece of something from my garden. This is not lightly offered. But I forget. Now I started have a list. I remember that I offered someone a piece of this osteospermum, but I can’t remember who it was. Would you please remind me and I will write it down and then it will become real. The same goes for any other non-appearing promises. And no, Mr P, I didn’t promise you a tenner.
Another new bloomer this week is the much-mentioned Pelargonium cordifolium var. rubrocinctum which has sailed through another winter with little protection. Mind you it was an extremely mild winter, but all the same Pellies aren’t partial to rain and we certainly had plenty of that. I love the orange pollen, the giant veined upper petals and diminutive lower ones, and of course the heart-shaped leaves. It is also a great favourite of bees, although I think they would single out the delicious pollen.
Next we have Jovellana punctata. This Jim’s fault. No argument, the blame can be laid one hundred per cent at his feet. Last week he wrote (and I paraphrase) “I bought a gorgeous plant from Treseders, a nursery packed full of temptation for even the most hard-hearted gardener, and don’t you know they have an on-line delivery service, please google them immediately and have a rummage”. I mean seriously, I had no chance whatsoever!
The apple trees are in blossom, as I am sure they are across the northern hemisphere. You just can’t beat it. Simple. And then a bee came along to complete the picture. She may have previously visited the pelargonium.
Earlier this week I gave a big chop to the encroaching honeysuckle/exochorda melange. Underneath I found this white-with-a-hint-of-green aquilegia. It is now possibly shielding its eyes crying “not the light”. Sorry.
Crazy yellow fringed tulip. There had to be one. Out with a bang.
Until next week, stay safe and well my friends. And keep on keeping on.