So much left to do and so many fewer hours!
There's a lot of satisfaction that comes from cleaning up the beds, getting plants ready for their long sleep and watching for the process to start over again, but there is one part of my garden that .... well, doesn't exist.
I love tulips and all the little beauties that come up in early spring and summer - freesias and ranunculus - but there are very few in my yard. One clump of daffodils has bloomed since the first year and there are two small clumps of tulip that have survived for several (three, maybe) years but I drive around and see tulips everywhere in April. Other people have lots of little things popping up and i have little or no luck with them.
This lot is heavy with clay - dark, gray, slimy clay!
So, I'm trying something new.
I have filled my biggest pot with bulbs! Way too many bulbs. There are tulips [Valentine Candy blend], scilla [Siberica], chionodoxa ['Pink Giant' - don't know what it is, but pink!], freesia and ranunculus [rainbow, pastel and picotee] all layered, fed, watered and snuggly nestled down for a winter's sleep. A total of 85 bulbs! I know they won't all come up, but i will be thrilled with a quarter.
Hope Springs Eternal. Or is it, Spring Hopes are Eternal?