Is what we all have to make from time to time and sometimes it is difficult to decide what to do or which one to choose. Today I'll have 2 things to decide about. I've joined my friend Shirl'sand I'll have to make a decision about something else as well, more about that later.
My 3 choices of plants are:
1) Rosa Fisherman's Friend, a David Austen rose with a most wonderful scent and with big (really big) and fleshy flowers of the deepest darkest burgundy imaginable.
2) drifts of daffodils as nothing spells Spring so much to me as they do. Don't underestimate the importance of Spring for those of us who suffer from SAD.
For my third choice I was going to go for this, a gorgeous wild flower meadow but that would be cheating as it consists of many different plants, not just the one. So I have chosen the next best thing
3) the humble Daisy. Why? Because they cheer up this desert of endlessly dull blades of grass, are great for making posies and daisy-chains and, as Dolly Daisy demonstrates so very well, you can roll in them with gay abandon.
Time for my next decision:
This year a pond will be made in the Bliss garden. I know, I know, I've said the same thing last year and the year before but this year it will finally happen.Honest! And with that pond I'd like a water feature or ornament but which one?
This one, although nice, has been done to death so I'll give it a miss.
At Drummond Castle, while I was touring Scotland 6 months ago, I found this water feature. It's fine but a tad too formal for me.
At the Gardens of Life in the Netherlands I spotted this one, totally OTT, great fun but not exactly what I had in mind. And then, in Scotland, I was so bowled over that almost fell into this one at beautiful Biggar Park
Excalibur rising out of the water. This one is right up my pond as I'm an Arthurian buff and have been since the ripe old age of 12. I didn't think that as far as water features or ornaments were concerned, this could be topped but .............. while surfing the net, as you do, I stumbled upon an even better one than Excalibur and have decided that this is what I want to rise up out of my pond:
Wait for it!
Very decorative, wouldn't you say? And I'm taking my new water feature with me to that desert island because although the Desert Island Plant Challenge states that there will be food plants available, IMO a chap or two won't come amiss. I mean, I'm taking a rose so that means a great big hole has to be dug and I'm not the one who's going to do the digging. Pu-leeeeze, I might break out in a sweat errr glow or, even worse, break a nail (shock, horror!). Just look at him, see those bulging muscles? Those would make him eminently suitable for digging great big holes and, of course, to perform that all important task that men were put upon this green earth for ............................
putting out the garbage.
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