I can see this SOS is going to be slightly different, the garden is so dry that cracks are appearing and nothing is taking off as it would usually in spring. So during the week I resorted to watering and did as much as I could manage in one go. I could not get the weeds that are growing in awkward places so planned to leave them, happily or unhappily it rained on and off all day yesterday and now I have no excuse! other than adopting a live and let live attitude.
It is a bit bizarre that my purse which usually lives in my handbag, now has taken up permanent residence next to the computer but hooray for online shopping. I know this has nothing to do with gardening but I am sure you will find a bucketful of the more serious stuff over on The Propagators blog. Read on to see my eclectic SOS of whats happening in my garden.
See what I mean about weeds!
Not a weed but a flower and not in the wrong place, it is allowed to ramp itself up to it’s full glory in the chicken garden.
No idea what this solitary little beauty is called and only the one has appeared, picture cheating …again.. as I took it a good 10 days ago when there was an early morning dew.
Not really I made it up they just looked like they were standing guard over the Muscarii
I have yet to find the time to get back on this, in fact I am not doing a daily walk either. I am very guilty of indulging myself and gardening every day. The bed behind is where an old split sleeper shed was taken down, which opened up the views to adjacent fields of sheep. Beyond the back edge is the railway line. The shells were stuck to lengths of wood with something that used to look remarkably like beach sand, sadly it has not stood up to our weather, French galvanized tubs that I used to hunt out at the Brocante markets, they are a great home to various sedums that usually enjoy the neglect but this year seem to be sulking and saying un peu d’eau s’il vous plait, so I did as they requested, hope they pick up.
I only have a few of this lovely dark tulip surviving, so last year moved them away from the chicken garden, it looks like they are happy with the move.