Our kitchen windowsill has turned into a bit of a green sanctuary lately. I’ve been feeling garden starved; dark evenings and mornings and awful weather during the weekends has mean’t very little pottering outdoors. I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds it therapeutic, even if it’s cold. Anyway, after seeing Claudia’s asheville garden update I knew exactly what I needed. Daffodils and house plants!
Daffodils are one of my favourite cut flowers. They’re cheap, colourful and in most cases, British grown. All the shops are selling them for half price at the moment so it’s a double win. I’ve seen quiet a few flowering in parks and gardens already – which shows how unseasonably mild this Winter has been. Last year I posted my first daffodil photos in April.
Family gave us a cutting from a trailing house plant. I’m keeping my fingers crossed it will root. Scott bought me a soil moisture sensor kit for my birthday and if this plant grows, I will put it the pot to stop me over watering.
Top of my house plant wish list… hyacinths! They always make me think of Attic 24’s colourful home; every year she posts photos of her daffodil and hyacinth bulbs growing.
These flowers should be a purply blue. Waitrose was selling them for half price so I went back and week later and bought a pink one. The instructions say to plant them outdoors when they die back but I’d quite like to keep them indoors instead. Does anyone do this or is it better to buy fresh every year?
We have a good view of the bird feeder from the kitchen. By mid morning the light hits the window in a way that obscures their view of us. So I can snap away rather than having to creep around curtains or slowly rise up from windowsills with a mammoth camera lens.
This windowsill will hopefully keep me contented for a few more weeks until I can get in the garden properly. I really need to order some seeds! What are you all planning on growing this year? So far I have cosmos, sunflowers and borlotti beans on my list.