The working title of this blog post was 'Testicles on My Head'. Gaz was daring me to go ahead with it, and usually I would oblige but at the last minute opted not to. But let me at least explain why which will also explain why I disappeared for almost two weeks.
|I thought this Rheum bud would be appropriate. Just use your imagination...|
|Someone's happy to see me! Even this variegated Beschorneria septentrionalis is getting in on the spring action!|
So for the past few weeks I had 'testicles on my head' to the point that I just had to shut out anything that will deter my concentration in writing the paper, and that includes blogging. And I really need to get it out of the way as I feel I couldn't move on and enjoy spring until it's over and done with.
|New spikies! Despite the break from blogging plant shopping continued.|
Last Easter bank holiday weekend, which was a four days off from work we managed to do loads in the garden. Nothing major but lots of cutting back and tidying up was done now that plants are showing so many signs of fresh growth. This is an exciting period for all gardeners but as I was distracted my excitement was dampened. Still I carried on doing gardening tasks despite my mind being somewhere else. You really don't need to think much when cutting back dead vegetation and clearing out areas so that was alright.
|Cut off the old to make way for the new - Melianthus major|
We didn't buy much though as it was still essentially early in the year and most of what they had were their usual suspects which we don't go for anymore. But we did go home with a couple of large garden vases that had no drainage holes which would be perfect for growing papyrus in as a summer display.
Going back to the paper, I finished it last Friday and submitted it, woohoo! That was hard work and won't be rushing to do one again soon. But the best part is I can move on now and my second spring has arrived. I'm baaack!!!