During the 2 days of warm weather and sunshine and feeling inspired by my fellow blogger Aqeela from 'Remembering the days at Aqeelas house' and her post about Springtime Energy, Arthur and I went for a hunt for some instant springtime colour for my new back border..
And we ended up buying 28 primulas/primroses in pinks, whites, reds, yellows and purple, 27 of which have gone along the edge of the bed to give the first row of colour.
Amongst the chaos in the potting shed (she will be sorted out when moved this weekend) I discovered some Narcissi that had happily started to grow in their mesh bag! So with a squeal of delight and a blessing to mother nature, I have planted them in between the primroses. I figured they will either try to grow now or die off this year and come back next year... only time will tell and I am not prepared to waste them.
Have you spied my newest addition? My little pond in the background? While hunting for spring colour I bought a 40cm black plant pot (no holes in the bottom mind) and decided to sink it into the bed, place a few bricks around it for shelter and Ta-Dah! I have my long lusted after wildlife pond. Granted I am waiting for the water to settle and sort itself out before I put any plants in it but I am super excited to see if it attracts anything!
I moved 2 of my Ferns and 2 Astilbes from my woodland area in the front garden to surround it, hoping that when grown they will provide dangling leaves and further shelter for wee creatures and amphibians :)
On a completely separate note I discovered an incredibly talented young lady today, while scouring Pinterest and fell instantly in love!
Phoebe Wahl is an illustrator that creates the most enchanting pictures, collages and figures.
The Encounter (2012)
At Home (2012)
Her artwork celebrates all that life should be, especially womanhood, childbirth, mother nature, raising a family, the home and its hearth. A truly wiccan theme and very close to my soul. Oh! How I long to able to draw this way, but I draw like a 10 year old, so will have to wait until she has prints available in her etsy shop.
Phoebe Wahl you have a new fan and I send you many creative and fruitful blessings.
Spring Shower blessings