It’s been a cold winter so far, and suffice to say, I’m really really really looking forward to spring this year…
Fortunately, everywhere I look there are traces of early spring appearing. We have some sweet little purple daisies popping up in the garden, the resident willy wagtails are back, as well as the teeniest of tiny little native finches. The magnolia has started to bloom and it’s nearly August.
I’m so freaking excited that we only have one more month of winter left!
When we were prettying up the place for Toby’s christening a couple of weeks ago, I bought a few pots of pansies to have around the front and back decks. This is by far the easiest way to inject a little bit of colour and life to the garden while we patiently wait for the warmer days and the boom of growth and colour they bring.
You can pick up pots like this for $1-2 at your local nursery/Flower Power/Bunnings etc and they will go in just about any pot you have. Clump a few together to fill larger pots or squeeze them into small pots like I have.
Regular potting mix is fine, as long as you water them in with a seaweed solution and maybe a fish emulsion or liquid fertiliser, to give you as many blooms as possible in their short lifespan. (These annuals aren’t meant to last forever so once they’re spent just pop them in the compost bin).
Cutting the blooms off occasionally and keeping water up to them when you remember will help get the most out of them too.
A good, cheap, quick project for the weekend!