June 21st, 2020


Vulgar gardening

You won’t see hanging baskets at Longmeadow or other superior gardens; they are distinctly looked down on these days. My opinion is that they go with a thatched cottage and I’ll stick with them. The one above is right outside my kitchen window and gives me a cheerful view. When all the garden centres and nurseries were closed, I ordered a ‘collection of basket plants’ online (from posh Crocus, so yah to snobs). I had no idea what I would get. Once they arrived, as tiny plugs, I grew them on while I waited to get compost. I was able to fill three baskets and two pots with them, so I’m quite pleased. These are the porch ones. I hope they will be overflowing by the end of summer.

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