April 28, 2013 by Hannah
This week has been a busy one in terms of work and gardening. Luckily one has lent (financial pun intended) a hand to another and I have spent a very pleasurable Sunday afternoon with my mother searching for plants for my new flower border.
Having worked in the retail industry as a lowly shop girl I am very aware of the price mark up on most items, I am also well aware that my pockets are not particularly deep. This means that my forays into plant foraging are usually kept to the ‘bargain’ areas where unloved, battered plants have been abandoned to their fates. I usually find that with a little TLC they spring back to life.
I bought some tomatoes, as my seedlings are still very small, a foxglove for 50 cent, the rather lovely spring flowering Senetti and some little plants which I can’t remember the name of but promise to provide ground covering blue flowers.
I’m hoping that all of this will help the bees this year which you all probably know need a little TLC themselves after the winter. I’ve been doing some reading up about them and following help the bees on Twitter. I think that it’s incredibly important as the bees play a fundamental role in the pollination of our plants and fruit. Our apple crop was very low last year which I put down to the bees decline in recent years. Hopefully, some extra blooms in the potager will make them even happier as I’ve already seen a few floating around the blackcurrant blossom.