Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunshine And Roses

There is a second type of Daffodil in flower now. These one have pale petals, and the frilly yellow trumpet. The borders are illuminated by these happy yellow flowers. The sun was shining today, despite the cold wind. It felt like a perfect spring Sunday.

The sunshine shone on my Roses. I finally stopped procrastinating and dug up the Roses ready to be moved. They were placed into pots filled with bought compost, and the magic ingredient of the garden grown compost. As i took it from the green bin (Its called the compost machine on it) loads of worms, woodlice, and centipedes scattered around into the mixture. Natures decomposers have made it their home and turned it into black magic over a period of 9 months.
The large pot on the left has re homed the Lady Emma Hamilton. She has grown beautifully over the three years I have had her. Every part of the branches are festooned in the red/green new growth of leaves and buds. The smaller pot on the right hand side has the Gertrude Jekyll rose. I watered them in with a rain water/rose food mixture. I brought my Xmas present Rose the RHS Wisley and watered it also. My three David Austin Roses ready for moving.
It will take a good few hours to pot up all my plants from the Borders. Cat wants all our plants to come with us. We are getting closer to a completion date now...
The birds are singing outside. The Sun is finally going down. The house smells of Chocolate Chip Muffins that I have baked just, and Roast Chicken for our Sunday dinner.
It has been the perfect end to my week off work. A day of Sunshine, and Roses.


Anonymous said...

I spent my afternoon pottering and sowing - it was lovely down here in London too. I envy you the smells that are greeting you - my dinner is sitting in the kitchen waiting to get started. I love you posts and the photos are amazing!

flower Philippine said...

Pretty flowers! Seems your garden was so healthy. Wish I can have a healthy garden too. I'm been looking for interesting topic as this. Looking forward for your next post. Keep posting!