dog in backyard

Well, Easter weekend was lovely! The sun was out, it stayed dry, it was warm (albeit a bit windy where we are!), and it was perfect for sowing the wildflower seeds… unfortunately they hadn’t been delivered in time! We forgot about the lack of postal service around Easter!

So a change of plan was called for… and we bought a load of plants instead to plant in our recycled containers to bring a bit of much-needed colour to the back yard πŸ™‚

I’m really impatient when it comes to waiting for seeds to germinate & flowers to grow (I’m dreading waiting for the wildflower plot to take shape!), so I was very happy to see that my other half (who is the green-fingered one) had bought Early Strawberries… meaning I won’t have too long to wait! He knows me so well πŸ™‚

strawberry plant with flower
Strawberry plant already flowering πŸ™‚

Along with the strawberry plants, we also got Petunias, Lobelia (both trailing & bush variety), Senettis and Snapdragons.

Petunia flowers
Containers full of plants
Lobelia (in the front of the containers)
Senetti flowers in container
snapdragon flowers

It was a lovely weekend and the birds were busy doing their thing…

house sparrows
Who says romance is dead! πŸ˜‰
blue tit in tree
Spot the Blue Tit

We had a couple of containers left over so I decided to plant a handful of birdseed in one of them… kind of like an experiment just to see what grows.

seeds in pot
Who knows what will grow?

I removed the sunflower seeds from the selection as I want to plant some of those separately against the wall. I’ll be keeping an eye on this container and hopefully won’t have to wait too long before something starts sprouting… watch this space!