Last autumn I planted about ten crocus bulbs in the hope we’ll get a few sunny flowers through the grass this spring. I think at this time of year, there is nothing more lovely than the sight of lawns full of crocus flowers and I dearly wanted some in my garden. Except they didn’t come. All around, in neighbouring gardens and lawns down the road from me, crocus popped up everywhere which was lovely to see, but I was sad and disappointed and last week watched a squirrel dig a hole in the grass while I shook a fist at it. I was resigned to the fact my crocus bulbs had been eaten and dug up. But then this weekend Dave mentioned he had spotted a tiny bit of white on the lawn. Thinking it was a bit of litter, I popped into the garden to pick it up.

And then I noticed what it actually was.

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Hello, crocus! At least I think it is a crocus? I’m so pessimistic from this whole experience I half expect this to be a weed of some sort, especially as our lawn is in such a bad state. Dave very carefully used a grass seed that was great for shady lawns last year when he started to make our lawn, but then we were given some very cheap seed from the pound shop that Dave used to fill some empty patches and now we have clumps of couch grass here and there which isn’t very nice. I suppose we’ll have to deal with that at some point. As we will have to deal with the ground elder that is eating its ugly head again too. So much to do in such a tiny garden. And I still hadn’t planned my veggies yet either! This weekend though I think I will spend done time thinking about it. In the meantime I will enjoy the garden coming bank to life again.

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In the garden - Spring

Many squirrel holes in one tiny pot, it’s amazing there’s anything growing in there at all.

In the garden - Spring

Rhubarb unfurling. This is going to be the first year we get to eat any of it, so I’m rather looking forward to that.

In the garden - Spring

Charlotte

Mama, music lover, London dweller, baker, maker, wanderer.

2 Comments

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    76 sunflowers

    3 March, 2015

    Hoorah for your crocus and boo to the couch grass! There is a beautiful old house near my children’s school whose front garden lawn is full of crocuses – I always look at with a smile on my face – and a helping of lawn envy πŸ˜‰ Our grass is a state too – damn chickens! Beautiful rainbow! πŸ™‚

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    Flighty

    3 March, 2015

    Yes they are white crocuses which should unfurl in a few days. My rhubarb is just starting to appear above ground. Happy gardening. xx

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