Monday, 2 May 2016
Today's Work - Miniature Paper Primroses
A whole day's work! Now you know why people who make miniature flowers charge the prices they do - the various steps take time and are fiddly.
Each little wooden flat contains 6 primrose plants, in a variety of colours. In my northern garden, they start to push their leaves up while still under the leaf mulch that saw them through winter. This year, everything is several weeks early, so I shall have to use a sunny day next week to remove the mulch from around all those plants that are pushing their way up. There are early tulips pushing their way towards the sun, grape hyacinths, daffodils and primroses, and a number of trees are putting their buds forward.
Now we just have to hope there are no killing frosts; technically, my area isn't frost-free until the end of this month....