I know I have overlooked these violas at the front of the house in end of month views and bloom days, probably taking them entirely for granted as I regularly park my car right up to them and the Golfer up to their partner basket. I have just checked back in the blog to see when I first planted them up and it turns out to be almost two months ago – quite a surprise, so not surprising then that they have filled out considerably in that time. I did have a quick peek to see if any of the Narcissus ’Pencrebar’ were poking their heads through yet, not that I really imagined for one minute that they might be!
Having been a little debilitated by a stomach bug this week I have not been up to anything even slightly strenuous (hence a short walk to the front of the house for today’s – and yesterday’s – photograph), so have caught up with some pre-Christmas preparations and have today dipped into one of my birthday presents – ‘My Secret Garden’, with wonderful photographs of Alan Titchmarsh’s private garden throughout the year, with his own inimitable and deeply personal commentary. I would certainly recommend it as a gift for yourself or for gardening friends and family.