Yesterday, my 11 year-old grandson had a day off school. He spent the morning with me, and asked to visit a garden centre. Off we went. I bought some tulip bulbs - a different variety to the ones already in the garden. The pink and peach coloured flowers will be frilly. I also bought a tray of winter cabbage.
Grandson did not find anything he wanted so we went to
Homebase. He chose a cactus in a blue pot with orange Mexican inspired designs
and promptly named it Stephen. The cactus is tiny but it has vicious
I bought a tray of purple sprouting broccoli and some rock roses
reduced to 20p a pot. I'll nurture them in the greenhouse until next year.