There's something so very satisfying about an afternoon spent weeding - unlike so many domestic tasks, I can really see where I've been!
A few weeks ago this bed was packed with the last of this year's Cornflowers, left for the Honey Bees to take the last feeds from their nectar.
In the next few days, it'll be crammed full of specialty Tulips, scheduled to be cut mid-April to May next year. The growing year doesn't stop.
That's one of the reasons so many people have come to love gardening, I believe, in this difficult year. It keeps you looking forward, always.
Plant a flower, watch it grow & you know something beautiful is on it's way, soon.
With a little bit of planning , as one flower fades, another takes it's place.
Admittedly the scale of my Tulip planting (& weeding) is more than you might want to take on. But planting up large pots full of inexpensive bulbs is a great way to start. A big splash of colour by your front & back doors, perhaps to view from your favourite window, or on your balcony would be a wonderful treat to come.
Sadly we had to cancel our scheduled 'Plant a Bulb Lasagne' workshop this year, but hope to be back with it next Autumn.
For now at the end of a golden Autumn afternoon it's time for a cuppa & a soak. I feel like I've been playing 'Twister' for too long. And there's still plenty of weeding to do tomorrow...
Rosie Gray of Galloway Flowers. Artisan Florist & Cut Flower Farmer near Castle Douglas, in South West Scotland. Using 100% Flowers & Foliage grown in British Isles, all year round.