I’ve always preferred….

going to the plot in the mornings generally around nine o’clock, and sometimes earlier in the summer or later during the winter.  However at this time of year it’s often cold and dull first thing but warms and brightens up by late morning so on days like that I have an early lunch then go.   Yesterday I got there around one o’clock and spent a pleasant couple hours working until the sun disappeared behind the nearby flats.

Over the years I’ve tried growing various flowers in this area by the dogwood without much success so I’m pleased to see that these pot marigolds have not only grown there but are still looking okay.

I don’t recollect them flowering but hopefully they’ll survive the winter and will next year.  It’ll be nice to have some colour on what has nearly always been a bare patch.

Have a good weekend.

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20 Responses to I’ve always preferred….

  1. CJ says:

    I used to like going to the plot really early in the summer. Quite often it was just me and the wildlife, but sometimes there would be other early starters, especially when it was really hot. Great that those marigolds are thriving there, fingers crossed they’ll do well next summer. CJ xx

  2. Jo says:

    Early morning is such a peaceful time to spend at the plot, but chilly too at this time of year. I don’t blame you going a bit later when the sun’s had time to warm everything up a bit. Fingers crossed that the marigolds flower next year.

  3. Liz says:

    Your point of times of day to work in the garden depending on the season is spot on.
    It will be nice if your volunteer calendula bloom next summer. Can’t believe you still have living foliage!

  4. Jenny Aspin says:

    It’s one of the great things about being retiired that you can more or less choose your own times for doing things. 🙂

  5. Pot marigold seeds are so tenacious! I have them coming among my onions now. Stay warm xx

  6. Jade says:

    Happy for you that the pot marigolds are still thriving at this time of year. Hope to see them flowering next year!
    Thanks and same to you!

  7. menhir1 says:

    Isn’t it good to see the shoots of early spring. I’ve got used to my Calendula using their prerogative to arrive later.


  8. nikkipolani says:

    Funny how certain spots in the garden just isn’t too hospitable. Here’s to hoping the pot marigolds do well there.

  9. snowbird says:

    I have all sorts of seeds springing up, no doubt the winter will see them off. It’s far too grim to head out early, glad to hear you’re still getting to the plot.xxx

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