The rear wall hanging baskets.

Two more hanging baskets.

Two more hanging baskets. I’ve got to say that while I am on a really strict plant budget these have to take something of a back seat. There will be precious little money spent on plants for these two, oh and there is another wall trough to go with these which will then replicate the arrangement around the front. This in itself is not bad news, I have seeds and the site is quite well protected from frosts and extremes of weather. Currently there are emerging Gladiolus bulbs in the right hand one – I obtained about forty-five of these then discovered they were not frost hardy! The left hand basket has already found some tennants in the form of the seemingly ubiquitous Pansies (or are they Violas, memory is unclear at this precise time). It has crossed my mind that I could choose from any of the bulbs listed below:

  • Snowdrops.
  • Crocus.
  • Scilla.
  • Chionodoxa.
  • Daffodils.
  • Tulips.
  • Fritillaria.
  • Anemone blanda.

But, to be a bit more precise with the planting, i.e. to ensure that the taller plant will be at the back of the display and the smaller at the front. On top of this (i.e. in the middle) I could add some annuals or even have another try at growing Cyclamen Herderifolia from seed – ohhh I like that idea, apart from the fact that I won’t see anything for most of the year!

Ah decisions and consequences!