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When the opportunity presents itself you’ve just got to take it!
There was I, on the road, there was the garden centre.
Calling my name.
Before I could realise what was happening I was parked outside and halfway to the trolley park.
It’s like a drug.
I did need some soil for seedlings. Peat free.
I did need some new gardening gloves. The ones I have are full of holes.
I did need some chicken proof plants for the back yard.
And then there was the additional purple summer bulbs to add to my purple bulb strip. I definitely needed them too!
I honestly did need to check out some perennial plants.
‘Cos seakake isn’t something you see in the garden centres normally and then there was a horseradish plant too.
I’ve got to admit I’m obsessed with perennial plants.
So then, guess what, we went to the allotment. It was six o’clock. Three cheers for the lengthening evenings. Hip hip…..
A bit of perennial planting, then. The asparagus that I bought last week and the walking onions are now in the ground!
An opportunity for a quick dec at the already established perennial crops too.
I’m always pleased to see the rhubarb starting to sprout.
The globe artichokes we started last year have also survived.
The onions, garlic and wild daffodil garlic are very happy.
We’ve got permanent chard, lupins, raspberries, pears, apples, strawberries, asparagus, Jerusalem artichokes already.
Still no sign of the broad beans from October though!
Gratuitous chicken shot for bMary!
a blog by a multilingual expat-since-birth, linguist, researcher, mum of three, living in the Netherlands and writing about bilingualism, multiculturalism, parenting abroad, international life...