... and not just in the garden. I've finished the first Sockapaloooza sock and have started the second. Although the pattern changed on the foot because I used smaller needles, I think it is acceptable. Let's see if the second sock matches. I have found it rather difficult knitting for someone I don't know. My sock pal gave me good guidance on sizing and colour preferences, but I've no way of knowing what she really likes in terms of style etc. It made me tentative and I changed my mind a lot, so now I'm racing to finish somewhere near the deadline. I now realise I was equally vague in my own description!
I love the fresh green of Tellima grandiflora in the spring. It's really a more limey green than is showing here - on my monitor anyway. Of course it fades a bit through the year. The sprays of tiny bell flowers are not dramatic but they are rather charming. It's a reliably hardy plant in the UK and puts up with some shade. The little coral flower is Geum rivale 'Leonard's Variety'. It's another modest plant but the flowers seem to go with everything and keep coming over a long period.
Things are certainly springing up quickly now. One loss over the winter that I'm surprised about: all my campanulas seem to have died out. I wouldn't have thought they would mind a cold winter.
It's my first day with the house to myself since the end of March! That means unimpeded access to the computer, but I musn't stay here too long; I need to get out on the allotment. I'll take some pictures to show progress there since January.