Here in the UK our clocks change tonight, formally heralding the beginning of British Summer Time but in reality simply letting us all know that it’s time that Spring has well and truly sprung! 🙂
No idea what these lovely little flowers are, but they’re growing in my front garden 🙂
There’s a lot of crappy stuff going on in the world right now and it’s a very stressful time for all of us, so I’m finding it’s necessary to focus on the little things in life to find my little moments of happiness…
Late last year I was given a pot and some dried compost cubes and three dormant hyacinth bulbs to try a grow-your-own kit thing, so starting early January I carefully followed the instructions and reconstituted the compost, planted the bulbs, gave them a good water and stuck the pot in the cold and dark under a bench in the garden shed for 10 weeks, checking it stayed damp but other than that, leaving it alone.
And to my surprise and delight, after the 10 weeks I found I had one little tiny nub of potential growth showing through the soil, so as instructed I placed the pot on the conservatory windowsill to get some sunshine. Another 10 days have passed since then, and look what I have now! Hopefully the plants will continue to grow and flower in the next few weeks – they should be a beautiful delft blue, so we’ll see what happens – fingers crossed!
So I’m really pleased to be learning to be a proper plant mummy at last, big smiles all round 🙂
Finally after weeks of will-they-won’t-they hesitation my garden daffodils are in bloom, so I captured them for posterity in between rain showers! 🙂
Fresh from my conservatory window sill this morning. It’s still pretty much a trial and error experiment, finding out what’s happy in there and what’s not, but so far I’m really enjoying the experience of caring for indoor plants 🙂
This morning to my surprise it seems all my light coloured crocuses have decided to open at once! Huge smiles all round 🙂