The Spring Green-Thumb

Spring has sprung and whilst the weather hasn’t changed much (it still is pretty cold and miserable over here) all the bulbs and seeds I planted back before Christmas have bloomed beautifully!

Daffodils and crocuses now consume most of our front doorstep and the windowsills, as well as the back garden. This year we’ve had the surprise of some mini daffodils sprouting in random flower pots, that definitely were not planted, but are absolutely adorable.

Daffodils have to be one of my favourite flowers along with tulips. We always get my mum a bunch of daffodils for Mother’s Day (A great gift in my opinion). They always last a good while and they tend to brighten up a room or give a little life to a garden or flower bed.

I used to admire the hundreds and thousands of them planted along roadsides, or in roundabouts, and although you can buy them in bunches from most large stores now, there is something a lot more satisfying with planting them yourself and watching them bloom in the spring.

Bulbs are available in most garden centres or in the gardening sections in your larger stores such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s etc. You don’t need to be green-thumbed or have a green house. However, if you are looking for a cheap alternative, I purchased a Pop-Up Green House from B&M’s for £9.99 which I was able to build myself and store my plants that I grew over summer. Poundland is also great for bulbs and seeds throughout the year and any tools or product you may need.

Do you have a favourite flower or plant that you grow every year? Or a particular bunch you always buy?

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