Isn't this beautiful?
Cleve West is an inspiration! I can't afford the £250,000 he spent on the winning Chelsea garden but I can afford some of these plants ... I've even GOT a few of these plants! When it is cold and wet outside it is lovely to browse the internet and plan for Spring. (Elaine at A Woman of the Soil tells me it is only16 weeks away ... I'm already counting too!) My Mailbox is full of cheap bulb offers this week and I was tempted but I had to visit B&Q and found their bulbs on offer. I came back with loads of tulips, alliums and daffodils ... and yes, I chose the orange, purple and white ones ... I can dream!
I also purchased two large Chrysanthemums for £1 each ...they are brightening up the front door at the moment .... and a Red Banana plant! It was a bargain (£1) but I have never grown anything quite so delicate before! No idea where I am going to put it or how to care for it but I have the internet! I'll get back to you on that one.
The weekend weather was glorious but it didn't manage to dry up the puddles on our lane! At least someone likes the pot-holes!