There really isn’t much to do in the garden at the moment, it’s a waiting game now.
Waiting for Spring bulbs to do something, waiting for the final frost to pass and well, just waiting really.
We have had a few surprises in the garden this week, a few determined bulbs have started to flower, much to the excitement of the boys who yelled and yelled at me to come see “Something exciting in the garden”.
With half term and 2 kiddos to entertain I dragged them to the garden centre to pick some flowers for them to plant out. They chose some simple yet beautiful primroses which we shall pant out in the next day or so.
Apparently daddy would want this, so this we got him.
It’s now taking up residence in the bathroom until the weather turns a little warmer.
It seems I’m turning in to my grandpa, my nana would go bonkers over the about of plants he had growing in the house; two bedrooms and pretty much every windowsill were handed over to the propagation of seedlings and the blooming of plants. Now I have a plant in the bathroom, a few primulas and a hydrangea in the dining room and bulbs on the kitchen windowsill, not to mention jugs and vases filled with Spring flowers dotted around the place.
Talking of hydrangeas, look at this gorgeous beauty, isn’t she a stunner!
Oh, and if like me you are new to hydrangeas, they shouldn’t be planted outside until May, so keep any new ones indoors for now. I’m pleased to say that my original hydrangea which got upset in the frost is bouncing back nicely now she’s in the greenhouse.
As I get more interested in the gardening side of having a garden I want to keep track of what everything is, “pink flower” and “yellow petals” aren’t very helpful when trying to find out what something is, so I’ve made a start on some garden plant signs.
I’ve also been faffing about with the flowers hubby bought for me, aren’t they lovely?
It really is a bit hit and miss with gardening, especially when like us you have a relatively small space to work with, there are times when it seems there is nothing to do but wait and wait some more until things begin to happen and you can actually start doing some gardening, roll on the warmer days!