Monday, March 19, 2007
Tying up loose ends
I have finished making things for the CL Fair- I wish I could have made more but I have to stop sometime, I'm not doing that "taking a sewing basket along with me" thing.
I am now concentrating on all the things that make a stall look nice.
One of the things that I have been doing today is potting up some unusual spring bulbs.
In the autumn I planted trays and trays of spring bulbs in the hope of having lots to pot up now.
To be honest, it hasn't been a great success. Mice and the unremitting rain saw a lot of them off but there were some survivors.
The photo is of muscari latifolium - basically a grape hyacinth in a very deep blue with a beautiful spathe shaped leaf.
I always think that shape gives a kind of sinister glamour to a plant - I don't know why. The flower hangs around inside the leaf for a week or two then elongates and looks much more like a grape hyacinth.
Bix, our eldest cat, has been supervising the packing up.