Long weekend ahead…

It’s Thursday evening, it is damp and chilly, the clouds are so low I can’t see the top of the hill.  I’m telling myself we still need the rain; we do, and that it is good for the garden; it is, but a bit of sunshine and warmth would help the seeds germinate and encourage my dahlias to put forward shoots, just to reassure me there is life there.  Never mind, just tomorrow in the office and then we have the May Day weekend, and an extra day off.

If the weather is fine, I have my garden and my allotment to play in – looking at the allotment this evening all the dandelions have gone to seed, and it is too wet for any photographic artistry.  But if the weather continues like today’s and I don’t get any garden time I have plenty of other things to choose from.  I could decorate the bathroom (not likely) do some baking (much more likely) start to do some drawing exercises and some botanical studies for a project I have in mind (very probably) visit RHS Wisley or the garden centre for a browse (worth considering) read a good book (no argument) in fact the list goes on and on.

One thing I will be doing for certain, is going to the NCCPG (National Council for the Preservation of Plants and Gardens) Spring Plant Fair.  I’m hoping my favourite Iris nursery will be there so that I can add to my collection, and also Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants, who always have  a fantastic range of perennials to choose from.  Watch this space!


About Sara Davison

I've been gardening as long as I can remember; initially as a child, learning from my mother, and then with each successive garden I've owned, I've expanded my knowledge and my plant collection. Starting Spring 2014 I'm taking my first steps as a flower farmer, growing British flowers for cutting on an acre of rented farmland in the Surrey Hills.
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3 Responses to Long weekend ahead…

  1. Lucky you (clouds or no clouds) – to be close enough to pop into Wisley or visit the NCCPG plant sale! You probably have a “dream climate” the rest of us envy, especially those of us who deal with extreme swings in temperatures from day to day and season to season.

    Happy gardening from across the pond,

    • Hi Terry, thanks for visiting. Yes I am fortunate to be close to Wisley, and I really enjoy supporting the efforts of the NCCPG – after all that’s how we keep our beautiful gardens going. And you are right, it is the British climate that makes our gardens what they are.

  2. A perfect long weekend! 🙂

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