I think it’s inevitable that with the amount of time I spend pottering in the garden while Miss Two plays, that she eventually wants to copy what I’m doing or should I say what she thinks I’m doing. Most of her gardening seems to involve picking things just as they get going, just ask the coriander and most of my other potted plants. So in an attempt to lure her away from my precious items, I’ve set up a couple of pots her to do with as she pleases.
You may remember I wrote about the first of these a while ago. We filled a little pot with potting mix, then Miss Two scattered in some marigold and mini sunflower seeds. Since then I’ve let her have free reign on this pot and she has been mostly keeping out of mine. Her tending of her flowers generally involves digging around in the pot, adding sand pit sand and even tipping the whole thing over. I thought there was no hope of anything coming up…. I was wrong.
There are several marigold and sunflowers through, but they’re all in one half of the pot. It will be interesting to see how they go. Ever since they came through she’s been desperate to pick her ‘flowers’, and it takes some convincing for her to understand that they will actually grow proper flowers if she gives them time. For now she’s a skeptic, so for a bit of instant gratification on the flower front I bought a pretty pink (of course!) pelargonium from Diggers.
And as her garden seems to expand we’ve added a pot of strawberries. She certainly won’t be having free reign on these, they will soon be mulched and netted (to keep little hands and dog snouts out!)
And a bit of garden art with the Miss Two touch