With the first summer on our allotment fast-approaching, I am getting equally excited about giving the back garden over to flowers for the first time. I went to the nursery with optimistic visions of returning with trays of sweet peas and geraniums to fill the garden. But, in my predictable way, my not-so-green-thumb timing is off and I’m about three weeks too keen.
All was not lost, as I did return with this lovely ranunculus and a few other finds. I am realising that a flower garden is a slow process; I can’t make it happen in one weekend! So I will slowly add to these first few flowers and welcome bees, butterflies and all good creepy crawlies. We already have a toad resident in our tiny spot and I’m hoping more life will soon follow.