I cannot imagine letting TC out to do this when she is 8!
Anyway, I digress, once I'm on the memory trip in my head I kind of get lost in the moment! I love my garden but I am so impatient, I plant a seed, watch it sprout, then want immediate gratification with flowers and vegetables galore!
This year everything is growing at a snail's pace, so again this week not much to see in terms of progress, except the carpet of fallen apple and cherry blossom petals that have covered the front and back gardens. Mixed with the rain the last couple of days, it has all become a big mess that we are constantly bringing into the house on our shoes. The upside of this, of course, is the promise of apples and cherries this year.
The Peonies have been ready to burst forth for a while now, I think they are waiting for it to stop raining, every year their huge scarlett heads get rained on and weighed down. I do my best to shake them out to prolong their lives.
I buy new Lavender plants every year to add to the clan, I love Lavender, I save the heads and dry them. I need to find time to make Lavender pillows, I've still got some I dried a couple of years ago and when crushed between your fingers, they still hold their pungent fragrance. The severe ongoing winter this year did away with a 3 bushes this year, I will be particularly sad if I lose the Pink Lavender I planted out as a tiny bush when I found out I was having at girl at 20 weeks, it has one or two sorry new shoots on it, I will leave it there to see if it rallies next year.
Hidcote is one of my top favourites along with go old Vera!
I buy all my shrubs as small baby bushes, I love to plant them out and watch them flourish & flourish they do. Our Mexican Orange Blossom or Choisya is now many years old, I have a precious photo of my first born sitting next to it as a 3 year old and now they are both all grown up. I'm not keen on the fragrance it gives out but every year without fail it flowers like crazy and is evergreen.
And look who I couldn't resist at the garden centre, a mini dahlia. Plants are like cute puppies sometimes, buy me, buy me!
And finally, everyone ready to flower, now how do I persuade the sun to stay out for longer than a day??
How does your garden grow this week, hop on over to Mammasaurus to see some how everyone's garden is doing this week.