I’m now a Nanny!!
I think it’s time I explained my absence and am grateful for the people who have stuck with me.
8 weeks ago my Mum, my best friend, my World was diagnosed with brain, bowel and liver cancer.
Admitted to Sheffield University Hospital for ‘Gamma Knife’ laser treatment on her brain tumour, the professionals were 90% sure the treatment would be successful. After 2.5 weeks in Sheffield, she was transferred to Worcester Royal Hospital. After a further 2.5 weeks of fighting, unfortunately a build up of fluid on the brain took my best friend away from me and she died at 10:15 pm on Sunday 19th June.
My Mum was the biggest fan of my blog and really enjoyed reading it. After her funeral on 7th July, I will be back blogging as normal as I know in my heart she would want this.
My Mum was my ‘green-fingered’ inspiration and without her, I have to admit to struggling.
If the promise of buds wasn’t exciting enough, the nursery is now full of lovely colour 🙂
Here’s what is currently in bloom:
Peeps, I am so sorry that I haven’t updated for a while, ‘life’ has just got in the way a bit.
So, there is some EPIC catching up to do as anyone with greenfingers knows, things really get a wriggle on in the garden at this time of year.
I wanted to start with an update on what is just coming into bud in the nursery. I love this stage of a plants’ development because you’re on the cusp of receiving your rewards for all the nurturing you have been doing.
So, here’s whats currently ‘in bud’
We finally have some lovely colour here at BBHQ with several varieties bursting into flower 🙂
The last couple of days has been about getting all of the plants I have ready to go back onto eBay.
I’ve even surprised myself just how many varieties I currently have available so, here’s a list of everything that has gone on today:
Antirrhinum ‘Tom Thumb’ 40 plugs
Aster ‘Duchess Yellow’ 9 cm
Bidens ‘Golden Eye’ 9 cm
Campanula ‘Double White’ 9 cm
Campanula ‘Carpatica Blue’ 9 cm
Cleome ‘Rose Queen’ 9 cm
Dianthus ‘Deltoides’ 9 cm
Echinacea ‘Pow Wow Wild Berry’ 2 Litre
Euphorbia ‘Fireglow’ 1 Litre
Geranium ‘Derrick Cook’ 1 Litre
Hemerocallis ‘Fooled Me’ 2 Litre
Nemesia ‘Poetry’ PINK 1 Litre
Nemesia ‘Poetry’ PURPLE 1 Litre
Papaver ‘Miss Piggy’ 1 Litre
Penstemon ‘Vesuvius’ 2 Litre
Poppy ‘Golden West’ 9 cm
Potentilla ‘Miss Wilmott’ 9 cm
Potentilla ‘Monarch’s Velvet’ 9 cm
Primula ‘Denticulata Mix’ 1 Litre
Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ 2 Litre
Sedum ‘spurium’ 1 Litre
Shasta Daisy ‘Alaska’ 1 Litre
Tradescantia ‘Mix’ 1 Litre
That’s a total of 23 varieties!!!