Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Monday, 25 February 2013
Primroses For February
This year, I'm taking the late Geoff Hamilton's advice and visiting a nursery each month with a view to buying a plant which is in flower for my garden. Doing this should ensure that I have something blooming in my garden every month of the year.
I've got one primrose in my garden at the moment, but I adore primroses, so I decided upon seeing some plants in flower in the garden centre, that I would add to my lonely specimen and make the primrose my flower purchase for February. I don't know what it is about primroses that I love so much, they seem such dainty things, almost fragile with their pale, buttery yellow blooms, but they're actually quite tough little things putting out flowers in the coldest of months.
I've been meaning to increase the number of primroses in my garden for a while now. They can be propagated from seed, it's best to sow the seed when green, and apparently, they're quick to germinate. I shall definitely have a go at it this year so that I can have even more primroses in my garden.
I live in Leeds in West Yorkshire with my husband, son, daughter and Archie the dog. I'm a stay at home mum and I have many hobbies which include gardening, knitting, crochet and genealogy. The Good Life blog follows my progress on my allotment and Through The Keyhole blog follows my family life. I hope you enjoy reading and will follow my adventures with me.