I wrote, back in February that I’d been doing a small spell of gardening. I was lucky to pick what was perhaps one of the few reasonable days in an otherwise interminably long hard winter to get out and plant a few bulbs. Spring bulbs should have gone in before xmas but that just wasn’t happening… and besides which.. I bought the bulbs in the January sale – €7, Result!
So, three hundred tulip bulbs later, a few short weeks, a touch of sunshine, a splash of rain and we’re in business!
The house has been filled with cut flowers for a couple of weeks now. Daffs arrive on the tail end of the cold winter but right now the Tulip crop is just about peaking and heralding a proper warm spring.
Bunches and bunches brought up today from the garden. Fresh flowers in every room and a couple of bundles of extras to take round to our neighbours.
Pootling around down at that end of the garden and I noticed that the very first of this years asparagus spears popping through. Putting them in a few years ago was a bit of a slog but now the investment is all set to pay off once more, as per 2008 and 2009. Ker-ching!
Still to come in the cut flowers department… Gladioli, Lillies, Crocus, Freesias. I think back to life in the UK where I must have coughed up a tenner a week to have a glimpse of colour flown in from halfway across the globe. No more.