Life begins at 60?
Since I retired I have become a writer, flower arranger,judge for Yorkshire in Bloom assisted in and presented on a local radio station, volunteer on an allotment for adults with disabilities and help to run a social enterprise with profits going to mental health charities etc etc
I live in West Yorkshire and spend much of the summer at the Yorkshire coast.
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Sunday morning gardening
been ages since I’ve had the luxury of spending a morning on the garden at my
house.I can’t show you the pots I’ve
planted up for spring as they’re mostly bulbs but hopefully they will resemble
these illustrations on the packets.
was trying to emulate Monty Don’s ideas but the Cornus and Mahonia he suggested
for the centre of the pots were too large and expensive at the nursery I visited.I used cuttings I had of Hebe and Euonymus for
my centre pieces and planted various bulbs around them.I
planted the wallflowers in a trough with some miniature daffies.These were mixed colours.I prefer them bare-rooted and one colour but
I had to purchase them in a hurry last week.
also tarted up some other pots, wall and borders with what I had left over plus
some bellis daisies and ivy.One of my
resolutions this year was to extend the season in my garden and I definitely
have more interest at the end of October.The display table at my gardening club had a whole array of flowers and
foliage which our members brought in from their gardens gave me plenty of inspiration
for next year http://gardenersfridayforum.blogspot.co.uk/