Sunday Selections # 172
Welcome back to Sunday Selections!
This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.
The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to The Elephant's Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
Kath and Andrew often join in as well, although Kath has been quite busy lately and unable to join us.
Andrew is currently holidaying in Europe so may not join us.
We're on our own EC!
There are several other participants now though:
Jackie K at WorkingThrough It
Gillie at The View from Here
I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I'm showing where I've planted some of my spring bulbs.
I haven't planted any since 1986, and then only a few freesias, but for a couple of years now I've been enjoying the sights of Elephant's Child's garden where she has been planting bulbs since she moved into the place.
This year I ordered my own bulbs, then wondered where the heck I was going to put them, remembering the garden here is communal and the bit nearest my flat is filled with prickly grass plants.
The solution is pots, of course. So I went shopping.
I bought pots, potting mix, blood&bone fertiliser and dynamic lifter fertiliser.
Then I planted....and very quickly ran out of potting mix!
They're about 40cm across so should make a lovely display next spring.
I cleaned up the pots and now they hold bulbs of grape hyacinth, (lower pot) and bluebells, (higher pot).
I still have ixia, more ranunculus, more sparaxis and more freesias to plant, I'll get those done sometime today for sure.
I can't leave them in little white bags any longer. I bought extra potting mix yesterday.
And just check this out!
Not to worry, I have something ready to take its place...
That taller pot plant behind them is the poinsettia I bought at Christmas.
I want to plant that where it will overhang the mailboxes.
I think it will look nicer than the bunch of prickles that I have to cut back fairly often so it doesn't stab me when I reach to open my mailbox.