It had to happen. The warmer sunshine has given Lady Magnon 'spring fever'. Regardless of having little space for flowers in our bijou garden, she still cannot resist buying plenty of bedding plants.
We visited our huge local Garden Centre where she bought three multi packs of Primroses and other things.
Even with our limited space she is determined to have plenty of colour around us, both in the tiny rear patio garden (below), and in the even tinier front garden beds. We are also planting in pots.
We have also decided that we cannot live without something or other growing here that we can eat. I shall install a corner mounted 'hanging basket' in which we'll plant a 'Tumbler' Tomato. 'Tumbler' are the perfect small garden Tomato, they take very little space, they are highly productive, and they taste good.
We are missing our acres, but we'll have fun here. The gardeners were at work yesterday, they do more in one day with all their machines, etc, than I usually do in a week. Our little road is now looking very spruce.
The flowers are indeed so beautiful and full of color. There is never too much color, even in a small garden.ReplyDelete
That is how my wife thinks! She's doing her best.Delete
We have also just invested in some colourful primulas and violas which are now planted up in pots. All we need now is your warm sunshine.ReplyDelete
Sorry, I called them Primroses; I couldn't think of their proper name. Lovely day again here.Delete
It will look lovely ….. a small space with flowers/veg can look just as good as a big garden. A bit of outside space is so important, be it big or small. XXXXReplyDelete
We can just about swing a cat. Lady M has just been sitting on the doorstep in the hot sun. Lovely day here.Delete
I expect Lady M's efforts will be very rewarding. I haven't heard of hanging tomatoes but we have no where to hang them.ReplyDelete
Tumbler are the only hanging variety that I know of. They are very popular here for tiny gardens.Delete
I grow a small variety named 'house tomato' that only grows upto 300mm high. It is excellent flavour and very prolific. From Real seeds. It is best sown in pots and is small enough for the window sill.ReplyDelete
you could hang pots on the wall for growingm in.
I'll have a look, thanks. Tumbler (if I remember) is a medium/small sized fruit. and could well be related.Delete
Mrs Pudding is also inclined to make impulsive plant purchases and when she gets them home, I always say. "Where are you planning to put those?". Her usual retort is, "Oh! I hadn't thought about that!"ReplyDelete
It sounds as if the exact same conversations take place in both Yorks and Sussex. Mine usually contains an extra expletive or two.Delete
Those colours really lift the spirit. I just might go down and see what's available here. We have a lot of empty pots just now.ReplyDelete
Ours are all now filled, and we still have plants left over. I might take some to the other house.Delete
Primroses are the perfect colorful plant and they add much to the decor and ambiance to your patio and garden. Tumbler tomatoes sound like a great solution. Nobody should go without homegrown fresh tomatoes.ReplyDelete
I agree, if there's one thing that EVERYONE should grow, it's Tomatoes. Shop bought ones are dreadful!!!Delete
You can't beat primroses and hellebores plus the odd clump of crocus for colour now.ReplyDelete
Our Tulips are up too; lovely.Delete
Cherry and even paste tomatoes can do very well in containers and take up very little room. I'm not sure what a "tumbler" tomato is. Good for Lady M, finding a way to have something growing and for brightening up your patio!ReplyDelete
My heirloom tomatoes and peppers started from seed are doing really well. They're getting their first set of true leaves now, and in another month it will be time to plant them outside. My mouth waters thinking about the first ripe tomato of the season!
Lucky you. The thing I shall miss most about my garden in France is growing those wonderful Tomatoes. To me they were always the most important crop of the year; and the tastiest.Delete
I've heard those hanging tomatoes do very well, haven't tried one myself though.ReplyDelete
They are small, but from experience they are extremely productive, and have an excellent flavour.Delete