Monthly Roundup – December 2021

The only green in my garden is the parsley in the Potting Shed!

The spring bulbs continue to push through in the ‘Blue’ pots.

Hmm? Snakeshead fritillery and snowdrops in these two – planted at the same time, but only one is showing signs of growth.

How difficult can it be?

One of the problems of a December birthday during a pandemic is what present do you buy? This year, my friend Vannessa solved the problem by giving me a grow-your-own kit of narcissi Minnow.

Stage 1 – prepare your compost by soaking the block in 300 ml of luke-warm water.

Stage 2 – plant bulbs, water, place in a cool dark place (7-9’c) and wait for shoots to appear. As the pot has no drainage holes, I’ve used a plastic pot that fits inside and left it inside the cupboard in the Potting Shed.

Stage 3 – will be to move the planter to a warm light place (18-20’c), so that means the windowsill in my study. Fingers crossed!