Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Friday, 31 May 2013
My Bleeding Heart
My Bleeding Heart, or Dicentra Spectabilis, has grown huge this year. I've had it a few years now and it's gradually increased in size year on year, but I think it's a tad too large for my border now so it's time to divide it. I've read different opinions on when's best to divide the plant, some say March to May, others say straight after it's finished flowering and others advise early autumn. It should give me some free plants which I'll be able to grow in the front garden.
A couple of weeks ago, I saw a poster advertising a plant sale in the local community centre. It was on a Sunday morning when I didn't have anything else planned, so I decided to have a look. I've never seen a plant sale held here before, so I don't know if it was the first one or whether it's something which happens regularly, but we arrived about ten minutes after it's start time and it was jam packed. There was a great variety of plants, both bedding plants and perennials, and people had boxes full of them, it was a very popular sale. I came away with an Echinacea and a yellow Sedum. I'll definitely look out for plant sales here in the future.
There's lots of fledglings around at the moment. I was watching a sparrow feeding her baby with seeds she was taking from the feeder yesterday. Unfortunately, there's lots of cats around where we live too. Don't get me wrong, I do like cats, but they're such a pain where birds are concerned. I just hope they leave them alone whilst they're so young.
I'm a forty eight year old mum of two and I live on the outskirts of Leeds in West Yorkshire. I've been married to Mick for twenty six years and we have a son, Daniel, who's twenty two and a daughter, Eleanor, who's eighteen. I gave up work in 2010 and now have more time to indulge in my hobbies of knitting, crochet and gardening. I hope you enjoy reading and will follow along with my adventures.