zaterdag 6 april 2013
On my knees
Hurray! After days of hoping, checking the weather forecast and a growing amount of biennials on my balcony, ready to be taken to the garden, I could finally get on my knees and start planting.
I found a beautiful spot for my blue and white lupins, replanted the foxgloves and daisies I grew from seed and got rid of dozens of seedlings of the beech tree and elder tree.
Most plants survived the winter. Even some delicate roses I feared for. I hope my Dahlia tubers will get into growth again. I took a risk leaving them in the ground, covered with leaves and pine needles.
The garden house feels damp inside. There is a layer of mould on the shelves. I will probably have to give them a new layer of paint. The window sills and floor are covered with all sorts of dead insects. Algae have taken over the greenhouse. We will have to give it a good scrub, so that the we can see through the glass panels again. Terracotta pots are waiting to be filled with violets & pelargoniums.
Crocuses are enjoying the first rays of sunlight and colourful shoots pop up everywhere. Daffodils are on the brink of opening, so are the blossoms on the trees. Spring arrived at last. I picked my first bouquet to take home with. The hellebores look elegant on our mantelpiece in a blue and white Delftware vase.
A lovely weekend to you all! They say the weather is going to be perfect for gardening. If you are looking for me, you know were you can find me :-)