FLOWER

Bulb lasagne?… Yum yum!

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I’m thinking about spring time flowers this month; I always forget to get these in. So this year I’m getting my bulbs in a row (so to speak!). But as always it’s a battle for space and time on our little plot.

I sourced some snow drops, crocus, mini daffodils and some allium bulbs. Nearly all have gone in. But I’m planning to sink the plastic pots in the ground, let them flower and then rotate for veggies.
Last year my mother grew some lovely frilly tulips and she gave me some this year 🙂 so these will be added to the mix!

I have to be honest… I might have too many bulbs not enough space! Pots to the rescue!!

In the summer we went to Hampton court flower show….My first flower show! To be honest it was a bit busy, but we saw some inspiring flowers and I got lots of ideas!! Last year I deveoted spare space (made space) for my favourite sweet peas and sunflowers… So I’m going to have a fight on my hands next year!

I read Monty dons Jewel Garden earlier this year, with the mention of hundreds of tulips bulbs…. It really got me thinking what could I do with my tiny space. I’m also thinking long term I need to start my collection of bulbs!! At least using sunken pots I can pull them up and take them with me… A sort of portable garden.

In my researching have come across bulb lasagne! Which is bulb layering for non stop flowers!! I have done a little experiment with this… But I think it could end up like all the fireworks going off at once! Here is some of my bulb research on pintrest at http:// www.pinterest.com/bloomorbust/bulbs/

With lots of ideas it’s tricky to cram it all in, but every year it means I improve the plot to make the most of the space. And every year I get a bit better.

With autumn fast rolling in its a great time to plan for some early spring blooms!

Mrs green fingers!

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So we got married; which went a bit like this… The most perfect and happy day ever 🙂

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And my sweet peas were just ready! This is the photo my other half sent me… After he collected them from the plot the night b4 the wedding! (thank you Mr b x!)

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And my mum arranged them into pretty pots on the day… Hopefully somebody took a photo as I didn’t!

We have been away for 2 weeks on honeymoon (which was amazing but also bliss)…but I did get to see how the java people grow veg :-). I rushed down the plot this morning. Which was kindly taken care of by some fellow plotters. And my sweet peas are well and truly in bloom!

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The first flower!

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Woooo! We have lift of with the first flowers!

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And it was a pink and white… Raspberry ripple?! Feeling very proud of my sweet peas!

Columbia road flower market

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So this Sunday my friend and I took ourselves into London to see the flower market. And here are some of the photos

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We had some lovely lunch too!

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This is our prized purchases!

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And mine at home! I love peonies, but not sure my other half does!