Thursday, 25 September 2014

Autumnal Violas


The window boxes and pots around the front of our house have finally given up the last of their summer blooms and were looking a bit sad and in need of a pick-me-up. Therefore, it was time that I weeded them all out & plant them up for autumn and (hopefully) they will last through the winter as well. There is nothing quite so sad as a bare pot of compost standing there throughout the winter so I always try to plant something in them.

This year I decided to stick to one plant - this beautiful viola.

It call lemon sorbet (so appropriate for a food blogger!)

I picked up loads of trays of them from my local roadside vegetable store, filled the boot of the car up with them & then drove, very carefully, back home....... I always seem to have to brake heavily or go round a sharp bend when I have plants in the car & get soil everywhere! Andrew says it's because I drive to fast .... I don't think I do ..... I just don't hang around.........

Anyway, having got them all home safely I sent to work planting them out........


So here are a few pics  & interesting pots ........ an old stone marmalade pot


 a rusty bucket........


This one needs a pot!


They are definitely going to cheer up our front porch......


 and one large pot of them by the 'interesting bit'  of our old wooden boat......


Just a few of the pictures I took - I got a bit 'happy snappy' but violas just look so happy & friendly.

they just make me smile

Have a happy Thursday xx