Talking of colourful, I managed to get out in the garden this week to do a bit of planting. Unfortunately I picked Wednesday, my day off, which was not very sunny but at least I got most of it done.
I concentrated my efforts on containers and just put in some begonias, mimulas, busy lizzies, geraniums and cosmos. All simple stuff but I'm confident that with the help of Richard Jackson's Flower Power, everything will be blossoming like mad in a couple of weeks.
I have done my Crystal Palace tub – it has a hardy fuschia in red so I always plant blue lobelia for the summer months to create the 'red and blue' effect – and I've also planted some strawberries this year for the first time in ages! What a busy bee!
I've arranged some containers around my solar fountain TSV and I think it will look really pretty when the plants have grown a bit. We've had quite a few birds visiting the fountain for a drink, in particular a pair of magpies.
I was really pleased to see them until earlier this week when they woke me up two mornings on the run at 6am when I'd been on the TSV launch the night before – I was NOT amused! I wondered what all the noise was about and today I found out… they have a baby! I watched it fly this morning… it was so pleased with itself.
I have a few days off after today so enjoy your week and see you on the 31st May!
Love Julia xx