As I was working in the garden this morning, I felt for the first time since I moved into my property that it was turning into the space I want to be. I had the first inkling of this feeling in Saturday when I moved the Wendy house, as it seemed to open the garden out. But just moving some paving stones away from the herb-bed-to-be was the clincher!
In the process I dug out some long-standing dandelions… My, what big roots they had. Pity there was little foliage because they would have been a useful addition to the compost bin. (With such long roots, dandelions can bring up nutrients that other plants don’t reach.)
Next month I am going to build a hugel bed next to the stepping stones but having seen the phacelia I sowed at the beginning of this month starting to germinate, I might as well sow some in the as-yet empty herb garden. No point in having bare soil when I can protect it with something pretty till I am ready for other planting.
Anyway, to cap it all today, I noticed that my Pulmonaria was in flower. I had noticed a couple of weeks ago that a friend’s had flowers but it was in a naturally damp and shady spot. So, I assumed my plant was in too open and dry a place to fully flourish. Clearly, the constant rain of November and December has been good for something then.