I moved these 2 pots from the side of the garage, we could not see them, they have started their 1st blooms, sadly the frost has damaged the left hand pot, the bottom is broken, after the bulbs have all finished we will pop the pot on the garden and use it as a raised pot for as long as I can.
I love different pots on this table, I have blooms in various pots for most seasons. In these pots I have forgotten what I have planted, so it's a lovely surprise to see what grows. I did click on the tab bulbs on my blog and scrolled back to see what I had purchased.
I put bulbs everywhere,
these are under my triple acers.
This raised bed by our back door has loads of hyacinths growing along the front and mixed bulbs everywhere. I transplanted a pink peony in the centre, but I can't see any growth, if I have lost it, I will purchase another. There is a fuchsia at each end, so the bed should fill with colour until next autumn.
Buds on an important plant is our garden, mum's peony, I love to see it's shoots every year, it loves this spot in the garden, all I ever do is mulch it each October, to protect it from any harsh winter weather. This is in the middle of my side bed, between 2 yellow rose bushes.
Not the best photo, look closely and there are loads of buds on our Magnolia tree, and in a few cases you can see pink. This tree for me is the start of the growing season, the bloom grow before the leaves, so soon we will have a beautiful pink tree.
Our Olive tree has survived the winter so far, I say so far, as March can be a cold horrible month, we have had snow many times in March, it has thrived in this spot, I do feed it every year.
Our weather is very mixed again, we have had lovely sunny days and now the days are grey with a bit of rain (not enough), all I can do outside is tidy the space, I did cut back some plants by half so we can see the emerging bulbs. I only have one simple job to do this spring, I want to move the 2 arches from behind the raspberries to the back of the garden, so I am not as yet itching to get outside. My greenhouse is full, I have a few pots which look dead, I will wait and hope, most plants can be replaced, but I have a geranium with variegated leaves, which looks gone, I will be really sad if I have lost it.
It's a nothing week, I have helped daughter babysit, her hubby is away working for a couple of weeks, it's always a joy to do the bath and bedtime routine, loads of stories before hugs and kisses and sleep.
I am getting very frustrated with a neighbour across the road, we go to sign group together and share driving, within two weeks she has been moaning about our solar light on the front of our house, it illuminates the house number, we have had it there for 3 years, now it irritates her, she lives in the back of her house, so only see's it when going up the stairs, she does not have curtains in that window. The lights are bright, but not bright enough to shine across the road and into her house, I've been out after dark to check, 4 times she has had a huge moan, and also commenting on Pauline's lights next door to us. This Tuesday she has a loud huge moan regarding some old decking planks we gave to her neighbour years ago for burning, she can see them in their garden and it's an eyesore. I have been friendly to her for years, she can be very harsh with words against other people in our sign group, which makes me very uncomfortable, I do see less of her, and this could be the problem, as others in the group don't call to see her that often. Then someone's harsh comments have hurt me, I don't even think they realise how I feel, we are also looking to get the fence replaced, so I am feeling a bit down. I will bounce back, I always do, but so many people now think it's OK to speak their minds harshly, I am a soft touch, I always see the best in everyone, giving second chances all the time,
I understand how you feel about your moaning neighbour, I'm the same a you words do hurt whether spoken or written. I'm glad you're getting your fence replaced as you have problems with that neighbour. Best to leave these people to moan, ignore and bite your tongue.ReplyDelete
Once the fence is repaired I will love my garden again,Delete
I'm so sorry you've been hurt and irritated by people's unthinking moans lately Marlene, it's surprising just how much we can be hurt by thoughtlessness. I hope you can get over it. Someone close to me has hurt me quite a bit lately, and the sad thing is they don't even realise it.ReplyDelete
Some people have lost the power of interaction and conversation, they don't watch the other person to see how their words are taken, they just need to make their opinion heard.Delete
We have someone like that in our book group. She can be very rude really, we have found the best way to deal with her is to answer her back, in a nice way, it usually pulls her up, lol. She is an OK person really, a couple of people have said they think she is lonely and doesn't speak to many people other than at clubs so has got into the habit of speaking her mind.ReplyDelete
I think it is the same for my neighbour, being so rude is limiting the number of people who see her, she always feels angry in a small way.Delete
I'm very much like you Marlene and people seem to think it's okay to talk to me rudely sometimes. I don't usually answer back, mainly because of the shock taking me offguard, but I wish I did and who knows, one day I might and will surprise them. It's not really surprising that people don't visit your neighbour if she moans so much about everything. It's sad really that she doesn't seem to have any self awareness about it.ReplyDelete
I have always felt it better to say nothing and let it pass, but I think others are doing the same and it's taking it's toll.Delete
... and I am sure you will bounce back.ReplyDelete
I think your garden looks lovely, concentrate on the positives in life.
Have a good weekend.
All the best Jan
I already feel a bit better, I just needed to say the wordsDelete
I love how spring is coming to your garden. The olive tree looks wonderful and I am glad it survived once again.ReplyDelete
Really neighbours can be a pain in the tushie. I am glad we don't have anyone directly across from us, and the neighbours to each side are pretty darn good. One a bit further down likes to complain about everything.
We have never had bad neighbours before, in this street there are 3 homes which everyone avoids, this neighbour is not among them, so sad when people make their lives so difficult.Delete
As your spring arrives our autumn is almost making its arrival felt here. It feels a bit wrong actually, as we haven't had any summer this year. Makes me wonder what winter will bring :)ReplyDelete
Perhaps the neighbour just needs things to moan about without realising how her harsh comments can be upsetting. Next time if you feel strong enough maybe ask her how you could adjust your light or how much it really affects her and explain why need it. Its not really something that should be causing such stress for either of you.ReplyDelete
The solar lights can't be adjusted, both hubby and I have been out at night and the light does not filter past our property, and therefore not onto her property across the road. She is lonely, but visiting for even a short while is difficult.Delete