Plant Life

I am like many people and do not have green fingers. Anyone give me a pot plant, and it is the kiss of death for this unsuspecting innocent of nature.
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A bunch of cut flowers I can handle now that I have a vase, but other than that, they don’t stand a chance.
These daffs I bought for less than a pound and they lasted almost a fortnight. Ten flowers, so that was 10p each, and I got to enjoy them for less than a penny a day.

Flowers in the wild to me are always very pretty.
bluebell wood 3Remember that bluebell wood Hubby took me to on my birthday, not to forget forget-me-nots, lilies of the valley, wild garlic, and dog roses, and the smell of lilac, lavender and wild honeysuckle is wonderful and refreshing, if not a little heady.

My sister has a clematis climber on her back porch. It took several years to establish, but she has had it for almost as long as she has been in her house (27 plus years).
It is well trained to climb along her dwarf wall railings and up the trellis on the back of her garage. It’s a little stringy in places though and the flowers quite small.

MOH is no gardener, but you have to see this to believe it.

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The lilac tree that this magnificent climber is entwined with stands at least 15 feet tall, though the lilac isn’t in bloom yet.
I took the picture on the right from underneath it.
He has another clematis growing directly behind his back door.

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Can you imagine the vision this would be should it follow suit.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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