“Today, the tip with garden rubbish!” whirled around my head.
The day before had hail and thunder, clouds and wind and rain:
Today, whilst dry, I had to plant more baskets, that was plain.
These two, planted some days ago, are settling down to bloom.
I’m hoping that they’ll start to overflow their baskets soon.
In a well established bowl this pretty plant sits glowing.
It isn’t always good like this, perhaps I should be showing you the naff ones first, that need some work and time, before they take your breath away; before you say, “Hey that’s okay!”
You’ll see, they’ll be like this one day, green, well-established and quite gay [in the old fashioned sense of the word] and very happily growing!
Now these are newly re-arranged and hopefully will grow, to overflow their baskets rims to make a lovely show.
These need some work on them it’s clear, and I won’t shirk my duty.
I want the flowers to wax and bloom and wow us with their beauty.
In Gertie’s Garden, two small rooms, there’s not a lot of ground, so if you’re asking, “What’s it for, this barmy basket-making chore, these scruffy baskets hung galore, these baskets hanging all around?” I’ll state the reason, it’s quite sound.
Those little gardens in the air, which hang there all around,
give Gertie’s Garden much more space for flora off the ground.
I duck and dive and weave between the baskets in the air,
I’m very pleased it gives more space and so I will take care to water and to feed them well and photograph them too, then I can show to all the world, especially to you who read this blog and shrug and sigh, and wonder if I’m mad …..
Well, no I’m not, ‘cos when they’re grown they’ll make me very glad.
Anne ….. 20.15.2015.