Spring’s final appearance makes a timely overlap with National Gardening Week. The RHS event aims this year to encourage us to grow wildflowers and/or take up a career as gardener. Neither of these is particularly relevant to cities so instead we Londoners are encouraged to volunteer in making local neighbourhoods, greener, cleaner, nicer places to be. 1
For all our lack of gardens, Londoners grow whatever is possible in whatever space is available and this retailer is obviously aware that come drought or deluge, the watering can is all we need to keep our tiny plots growing. These gorgeous galvanised cans have the benefit of looking ornamental when not in use and could be left out to collect rainwater for such plants that hate our limey, London tapwater (as per example, the ready-to-burst into flower Camellia above).
Whilst here another Londoner makes the most of a sill and doorway hanging – the blue Muscari were positively cerulean against the white paint facade though I chose to capture it in monochrome, by way of unifying the whole ensemble.
1. National Gardening Week – London Volunteering