When it comes to my blog the story is not much different. After 4½ years of garden watch blogging I don’t want to become too repetitive with seasonal stuff and bore the socks of regular visitors. I’ve been pondering on a different approach for this season.
Past gardening years has seen propagation/seed sowing of one plant/colour and have this trickle all through my garden. It is fun to do and the effect in a small garden is very pleasing – to me anyway ;-)
Trickling a theme through my blog for this season might be a fun way to go too. For 2011, I am looking at adding more wild flowers to my garden. This in turn will bring a trickle of bees, butterflies and insects which is good news for everyone :-)
No plants growing on this face.
So, just ahead of Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day tomorrow I’d like to celebrate the modest Cuckoo flower/Ladys Smock. As a child growing up in a small village I remember collecting bunches of this flower for my Mum. Wild flowers are protected now so no posies of the cuckoo flowers for Mums anymore.
The cuckoo plants shown above were bought in pots from a garden centre and I’m hoping I’ll be able to collect seed from them this year to spread them around my garden. With a lovely twist to this story… my daughter bought me these plants for Mother’s Day :-)
The big question now is... did you pick flowers for your Mum as a child and which ones do you remember fondly of now?
This post was written by Shirley for http://blog.shirlsgardenwatch.co.uk/