Most people who know me would agree that gardening is not a skill which comes naturally to me. I have never had a lot of success with plants – pot plants (with the exception of aloe vera which seems to be virtually indestructible) usually meet with a swift demise. I have managed to keep an orchid that I received for my birthday last year alive and flowering (although the two I then subsequently received for Mother’s Day weren’t quite so lucky). Our garden is in the process of having most of the shrubs removed so that we can grass most of it over and create more space for the girls to play in. I do have a couple of ‘Pretty Jessica’ roses though that I planted after Jessica’s birth (and am intending to find some roses to plant for Sophie) but otherwise have yet to develop much of an interest in gardening.
However, as one of Jessica’s birthday presents was a little gardening basket containing a trowel, a watering can and an apron plus some pretty flower pots and some pansies to go in the pots, I thought I should at least try and encourage her to enjoy gardening and so we sat down together to re-pot the pansies.
Jessica enjoyed helping put the pansies in the pots and adding a little more compost but her favourite bit was watering them after they had been potted. She did then try to take the pansies for a ride down her slide which perhaps didn’t do them very much good and Mummy had to put the back in the pots again!
We’ve put them on the window sill in the hope that we can manage to keep them alive. A week on, two are looking distinctly droopy but the others seem to be okay so far!
Linking in with Coombe Mill for Country Kids: