Thursday, 27 March 2014

My Mother's Day plants

alpines I had decided that for Mother's Day I would love to have a few plants for the garden and we would go the week before, so that on Mother's Day morning if the weather is fine, we can plant them.
Little Bird helped me look and assisted in pushing the trolley. A very calming exercise for him and managing his sensory overload in new situations. He was brilliant.
pushing the trolley 
I would love this Camellia standard, a beautiful lollipop tree with pinky/red flowers like saucers. It was rather expensive though and had a big sold sticker on the pot. 
Lucky person!camelia  Neat ordered rows to wander up and down. From palms and bamboo to shrubs and perennials. I wasn't really sure what I wanted at first.garden centre Purples - so vivid
pretty purple shrub 
Different shades of green.shrubs trolley I picked a Pulmonaria for its beautiful spotty leaves and purple flowers.  I recommend this plant for any shaded garden or corner. It forms a lovely clump and is so pretty.
Also an Achillia pink grapefruit was plopped into my assistants trolley. This should flower throughout the summer months and is know for attracting butterflies.
plants I bought at the garden centre I chose some herbs too to keep us in a supply of them for my cooking - thyme, rosemary and parsley. Rosemary has such delicate purple flowers and the bees love it.
There were plenty of blossom trees scattered around the garden centre. I can't wait for the ones in my garden to take the centre stage.
blossom small blossom tree Oh how I could have picked a lot more but you have to reign yourself in at these places. I would want more plants that I could even fit in the garden. At this time of year it is easy to see lots of bare soil and think it needs filling. Just another couple of months and all those empty spaces will suddenly have plants that are already there lurking. garden centre/></a>
<a href=Although there are usually one or two plants that have not managed the winter, that's good enough reason for me to pop another couple of plants in......
I didn't :) I was very grateful for the ones I had and will look forward to planting them this weekend on Mother's Day. Thanks Little Bird xxx
camelia
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26 comments:

Redpeffer said...

I hope you enjoy planting out your flowers-the weather looks like it might be a little better. I treated myself to a w plants at the weekend-it's so lovely having colour and new life in your garden isn't it.

Oana Chirila said...

They look gorgeous, hope you will have fun planting them!

AnnieMammasaurus said...

Ahhh this is just lovely - the best thing for Mother's Day. I might just nick that idea and suggest that Papasaurus and the kids take me out to the garden centre ;) Little Bird looks like he enjoyed it too - happy family time x


Thanks for joining in again and for giving me the warm and fuzzies

mummyoftwo said...

Some beautiful plants. I wish I enjoyed gardening more! Hope you have a lovely Mother's Day.

Globalmouse said...

What a lovely idea for Mother's Day. I love going to garden centres, it makes me think of Spring and Summer and happy times in the garden. Lovely post!

lilmuselily said...

great mother's day gifts. the gift that keeps on giving :)

Jen Walshaw said...

I love giving plants as they never die. Perfect for Mothers Day

Suzanne Whitton said...

Such a treat to go along to the garden centre and just gaze at all of the beautifully, colourful plants and trees isn't it? Gorgeous choices and a genius idea to go out and get your own mother's day present, you certainly won't be disappointed!

Rachel Cooper said...

I do love that red plant in your third photo!! Really pretty

Kirsty Hornblow said...

Looks like a really lovely garden centre and I completely agree about the camellia, I would have wanted that too! I hope you have sunshine this weekend so that you can get planting

Gretta Schifano said...

What a lovely idea for a Mother's Day treat!

You Baby Me Mummy said...

Great Mother's Day idea. I am not terribly green fingered I'm afraid, but I'm sure yours will look super. Have a nice Mother's Day x

Becky Goddard-Hill said...

Fab mothers day idea I may insist we do the same!

Hodge Podge said...

That's such a lovely idea! Little ones seem to love garden centres - lots of colours and smells without being too over-stimulating... Ours has a great cafe too - must treat ourselves!

Donna Navarro said...

Something a bit different for Mother's Day, what a lovely idea :)

Kirsty Phillipson-Lowe said...

A lovely idea for mothers day so that you can watch the plants grow over time. The camelia is so pretty. We've got one that we had to prune right back but hoping it'll come back stronger this year x

Eileen Teo said...

what a great idea! instead of fresh flower, you get plant and they last a long time than flower!

Kara said...

I love looking around garden centres and imagining what my garden would turn out like - never quite happens sadly

Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault said...

I love garden centres - shopping for plants in one kind of shopping I actually like!

Kerry Louise said...

I'm loving the pink and purples. I really need to get some flowers for our garden. Thanks for the reminder x

pinkoddy said...

What a lovely way to spend Mothers Day - I can't wait to do our garden.

Agata Pokutycka said...

I love visits to local garden center. We have one in our village and I find it so relaxing just to walk around and look at all these lovely plants

Jenny said...

Looks like we will have beautiful weather to be outside this weekend!

Charly Dove said...

Ooh I love the look of this place! Always find them so tempting garden centres, I've been banned for a little while as we need to do things inside! What a great way to spend Mother's Day, supposed to be warm too - double bonus!

fritha strickland said...

oh such beautiful blooms! x

mummydaddyme said...

Beautiful idea as a Mothers Day treat. Love all the colours. It's lovely to find your blog too! :)

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