You need a lot of patience when you dabble in gardening.
Seeds sprout only when they’re ready. The sunflower and rudbeckia seeds are still playing hide and seek with me – I seek, they don’t germinate. I’m still trying, though – somewhere in my lot of seeds, there must be a few that will grow here! Luckily, other seeds have been more accommodating:
Plants flower and fruit only when they’re sufficiently matured:
Cuttings take time to grow new roots and stabilize:
While waiting, there have been other chores to keep me busy – pruning, fertilizing, planning. I’ve also been trundling – gradually – my ton of compost around the garden. Some has gone to create planting beds while most, so far, has been used in top dressing:
I also wanted to level out parts of the lawn, but that’s going to take time because every time I spread out the compost, especially over the deeper dips in the lawn, I come back the next day to find doggy paw prints pockmarking my previously level surfaces! As I said, you need a lot of patience in gardening… In this case, I’ll probably have to wait for the grass to grow through and hide the tempting-to-my dogs compost, then sprinkle on a hopefully shallower layer to level things out. Grass grows so rapidly that it should be a only matter of a couple of weeks!
In the meantime, I hope more of my sowed seeds start germinating. The waiting game isn’t fun when there are no results!