This is what I gaze out at, everyday. It's the view from our french doors that lead from our sitting room. It's also the view that gladdens my heart but equally sometimes fills me with dread at what needs to be done. I love to watch the garden change through the seasons. This is what it looks like 10 minutes ago as I gazed out to check the progress of the newly potted babies. All seems to be flourishing rather quickly it seems. This probably means that my flower show will abruptly come to a halt in mid June. I'm not a sensible gardener by any means. This is a small garden only filled with things I love, regardless of when they flower but I know that I should try to plan for new flowers each month. The problem is I tend to concentrate on my containers (old enamel buckets & tin baths) and I'm a sucker for any daisy-like flower and lavender and as for my flowerbeds, its foxgloves and hollyhocks all the way! I'm obsessed with foxgloves and hollyhocks. The problem there is that I could find not one single one this spring - where on earth have they gone was the question I asked everybody? Hummm..I think I may have someone who is a little 'pull-happy' and doesn't recognise baby foxgloves. Poor things and poor me as I have spent a long time nurturing them and transporting many from Ludlow. I have even looked through old photos to show 'pull-happy' (as proof) that there were some growing there! Nevermind, it has made me think of other plants to grow in my neglated beds.
Let's hope you'll see a good flower display this year when I update you soon. Things look promising....though it's now really dark and threatening to rain..typical English weather!