It's Monday again, don't they come round quickly, so time for a vase.
I decided to go for yellow, orange and blue this time. Not much blue yet but I popped it all in this gorgeous blue jug so that balances it out. This jug was another charity shop find. £2. It would have been rude not to buy it.
Spirea - you can just see the shrub behind the table.
Wallflower - probably Cloth of Gold
Lavender shoots from a leggy bush
Penstemon shoots - these will be pruned off in a week or two anyway.
I tried some geranium leaves but they immediately wilted. They might work with some conditioning.
The narcissus from last week are over but I picked these to go in the same vase with the foliage which is still fine. The are very sweet and delicate but I don't know what they are and have not had time to try and find out.
I won't be picking these but just admiring every time I pass and making a detour especially sometimes:
Last autumn I sowed dozens of Fritilliaria meleagris bulbs in an out-of-the-way patch of grass hoping they would naturalise. I despaired of them coming up as when I crawled around peering I could see nothing at all. Today I thought I'd have one last look and found this:
There are about 6 or 8, feeble looking but growing though the weeds we call a lawn. Now I'll have to set up a protective barrier in case they get squashed.
I'm so lucky now I have three days off. If you include the weekend that was 5! By the end of it my garden will be in tip top shape though I may not be able to move.
It's mostly weeding but also pruning, moving a few things and some planting. If I have time I'd like to finish digging a new bed. I am also keeping on top of the sowing and pricking out. I manage to do a little of that on most days.
We had a run of dry cool, overcast days but then a fantasic weekend if you ingored the bitter wind. Some of it was spent fixing up posts, for a project I hope to be able to share soon, but I also fitted in lots of gardening.
Here is a bed already weeded and tidied:
and it's neighbour half done:
These two beds do not really have an identity yet. The get some sun and some shade and need a bit of wall covering I think.
That is enough sitting around, the sun is breaking through so I am off out for more weeding.
For creative and colourful vases from around the world visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for In a vase on Monday.