Monday, 2 March 2009

Looking for Spring

I have ventured into the garden for the first time this year. I stayed long enough to hang out the sheets and then I fled back inside.

It is not a pretty sight.

I have been to driftwood's blog, and I have admired her self-seeding poppies and her lush green lawn and her budding wallflowers, and I wanted to respond in kind. But I cannot. I have nothing. I tried to take a picture of my bank of spring bulbs (in reality a patch of land with a few straggling snowdrops at the edge of it) but the neighbour's cats had left, erm, presents which you probably don't want to look at.

(Where on earth are my spring bulbs? They are coming up all over the place around here except in my bl@@*y garden. What happened to them?)

Here is a patch I planted in Autumn with some lovely, jewel-coloured wallflowers. Wallflowers are such good value! They come into life in the dead of winter and are there ready to greet you when the sun comes out.

Yes. I'm wondering where the wallflowers went too.

(Oh, if any of you are passing Waterstones, check this out)


  1. don't look too closely at my lush green lawn - it's mostly moss, last year I tried to kill the moss and we were left with bare earth, so now I let it grow, and admire it's greenness. x

  2. oh those wallflowers are beautiful


    I think they've been EATEN by the couch grass. You are going to have to SIEVE that soil

  3. Well, at least you have a cute laundry basket.

  4. I read somewhere that you can discourage cat decorations by spreading a bark mulch. How wonderful, it will be eco friendly and water conserving and weed suppressing as well, thought I, as I handed over the cash at the local garden centre.

    The smell when I opened the bag was not good. And four days later my garden still smells like it's had half a ton of manure dumped on it. I may have to move ...

  5. Really, you should just photograph your neighbors' blooms (and gardens) and call them your own. No one would ever know.

    Although come to think of it, a tour of Bleak Gardens may be in order.

    Show us the best of your worst.

    I dare you.

  6. I'm wondering where the wallflowers went, too.

    Having said that, however, I'm wondering if what you were really wondering is 'where they went to'.

    Prepositions can be such a bind. Finding the right place to put them can be so confusing that's it's no surprise if they get misplaced; a bit like wallflowers, I suppose.

  7. oh lordy no I definitely meant 'too'

    you can't end a sentence with a preposition. The world would end, or something.

  8. I should post some photos of my yard to make you feel better. Trust me, your wallflower patch looks like a well tended golfing green compared to my front garden.

  9. Hello
    Just wanted to let you know we made to to Heysham village on Sunday, what a charming place, if you ignore the power stations/docks one end and the sprawlingness of morecambe at t'other, the midrift is delightful.
    We had a fabulous time, i would recommend it for a day visit if its close to your neck o the woods.
    happy days to you
    love + hugs

  10. My wallflowers are still in the polystyrene container looking regretful and pondering their missed opportunities.

    So I know how you feel.

    Bark mulch attracts cats because they think it's funny to use it as litter. I don't agree with them.


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