Doubting my gardening abilities

I am not a natural born gardener. It would be nice if i were, but unfortunately it just doesn’t come instinctively to me. I generally rely on the supposition that the plants have a will to live whether i help them or not, and unfortunately it’s not usually the case.

Anyway, i used my £10 gift voucher at the gardening centre to get some compost and a small evergreen shrub with beautiful leaves which start green and slowly turn red for winter, and produces white flowers in May. It is called a Leucothoe Scarletta. I think it looks really pretty. I just hope it doesn’t die. I already realised that i could have killed it by putting it in the new compost, because it doesn’t like Lime. So i’ll just keep it in the pot it’s in for now. It looks nice on our balcony.

I have re-planted the Nasturtiums, Asters and Petunias (the Marigolds died) and hope that something comes of those. We want to get some tulips but they don’t come until Spring. I’d rather get some that are already growing, rather than plant bulbs now. I find it easier to take care of something that is already there than to produce something from bulb or seed.

A nice lazy Caturday

Hide and seek cat

At Liam’s request i have enabled the img tag in comments, so feel free to post your own cat macros in response! ;)

Today is a nice slow-going day. I have loads of chores to do, but don’t much care. It’s a long weekend – there’s plenty of time! ;) I went out into town with my partner this morning, and spent a lovely time wandering around the charity shops, not buying anything!

My parents are about to come round and drive us up to the garden centre where we shall buy some potting soil for our nasturtiums which are growing at a ridiculously fast rate! Since we also have a £10 gift voucher we might treat ourselves to some other flowers to go on the balcony.

Oh, and i have heard some wonderful news: John Williams hopes to do the music for the final Harry Potter film! That makes me soooooo happy! John Williams is my favourite modern composer, and it will be lovely to return to John’s themes for the last one. Not that i’m unhappy with Nicholas Hooper; i love the soundtrack to Order of the Phoenix and i’m looking forward to hearing what Nicholas does with Half-Blood Prince.