Day 151: forget-me-not no more

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year


The final days of May have been filled with forget-me-nots, though fair to say they’ve looked better. But they’ve done their bit, served their purpose which, as any fule kno, is threefold: to provide frothy blue clouds at ground level to clothe the boring bits of tulips, to capture the blue sky and reflect it back into our eyes, even on the dullest of spring days and, at least in this garden, to distract Bill from wandering too far into the flower beds and snapping things off by presenting him with a meal at the front of the border. In each respect, they’ve performed wonderfully and, it having been a mainly dry spring, this year at least we’re saved the prospect of the plants going grey-black with mould as they go to seed. But to seed they’ve gone, and it’s time for them to be pulled out. There’s cosmos and zinnias to make room for.

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