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Ah, the magic of bulbs

26 Dec

This morning I decided to clear out the plant space on the front balcony. I have an ex-fermenting bin, a long trough and something weird and quasi-Grecian for plants. Needless to say, they haven’t produced anything interesting in the last 8 or 9 months.

I had bulbs (anemone, crocus) ready to go in. Not all of them – some of them are going in the back garden – but cheap bulbs from Wilko’s or similar can go a long way. The scrubby random plants on top started coming out, when I discover something lovely.

There were already bulbs in there. And they were about to have their next year’s fun.

Bulbs, I think, are the lazy gardener’s best friend. They go in once, and if nothing goes wrong every year they pop up before anything else in the garden. Tiny little plants emerging from the snow. Flowers months before the summer. Happy smiley faces in the garden. Ah, my little bulby friends.

Plus, you always forget what grew last year. I have no idea what’s going to come up around the lawn…

So, after doing my little happy dance, I carefully weeded around all the bulb shoots, and  planted fresh new ones along  the trough and all over the Grecian whatsit.

Then I discovered that the ex-fermenter had done the UV-plastic-brittle thing, and had to turn a Wickes 10L paint pot into another plantpot, but that’s another story currently swinging on the clothes line…