End of January coming up fast and February just around the proverbial corner. I figure another month and I’ll start seeing definite signs of Spring here in central England.
I’ve already got a list of plants I want for the scruffy backyard. I thought flowering shrubs for the sunny left side, hardier evergreen shrubs for the shady right side. The strip of mixed dirt, weeds and rock at the back is going to get a layer of wood chips laid on it. That will keep the weeds down, then I’ll get some large wooden planter boxes to go on to of it. Oh, and an umbrella type clothes line needs to be put in there somewhere.
In the meantime, I’m keeping myself going with indoor plants. I decided I would try to get into the habit of buying myself a bunch of cut flowers at least once or twice a month. Here’s the first batch;
|Tulips in my office|
When I was in Marks & Spencers last week, I picked up this pot of purple Hyacinth. Its starting to look like it will flower soon. There is a big pot of ivy behind it.
A client sent me a wonderful food hamper from Waitrose this Christmas. There was no way I wasn’t going to re-purpose the beautiful wooden crate it came in, so I made a display stand out of it. The potted Dragon Tree was on the floor. (I think its a Dragon Tree….) I’ve put on top of the crate. The tree was bought last Summer at Ikea and is doing really well on the second floor landing.
Are you an indoor gardener too? What are your favourite plants?