"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Tough flowers

This bowl of pansies sitting in the front garden may look a bit weatherbeaten and past its best but it was given to me by a friend for my birthday back in August last year. Since then, it has been left to fend for itself and so it has. These flowers have survived an exceptionally cold winter, they have spent weeks covered in snow and frost but they still came up smiling.
It just goes to show, my version of 'tough love' gardening (ie stick the stuff out there and let it get on with it) pays off - sometimes, anyway.


mrsnesbitt said...

How lovely for a springlike morning!

Jennyta said...

Lifts the heart, doesn't it?

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Does Keith adore pansies? I have heard that most Welshmen do.

Jennyta said...

You'd have to ask him that, YP but you may need to wear your hard hat when doing so. ;)


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