Back in November last year (12,13 and 26th) I began asking some questions I had found on a blog I still read by New Yorker Marie at http://66squarefeet.blogspot.com As the gardening season begins here again in earnest I thought a little dig around our gardening roots might be enjoyable.
Marie's first three questions were:
When did you start to garden?
Who and what inspired you to garden?
What was the first plant you grew?
The next question is How often do you garden?
My own answer is at every opportunity. I am a bit more of a fairweather gardener than I used to be I must admit, but most days I do something, even if it is in the greenhouse, or just sitting planning.
I've just taken delivery of ten white bark birch, Betula jacqumontii, for the front garden so that is taking quite a bit of planning - placing them, standing back, looking from different angles, trying to remember their ultimate height and spread....As they grow and dominate the small front garden many other things will have to change too, and in my mind I can already see drifts of snowdrops, white spring anemones and white daffodils, and large swathes of white hardy geraniums - simple and easy to maintain underplanting, and I can envisage a yellow gate in the front fence.
As you can tell a lot of my gardening is in my head!
What about you?