Saturday, September 22

How to plant bulbs

Spend a long time flicking through the catalogues: can-can girls, bright spurts, flouncy flirts, serious dark tulips. Plant the bulbs in clutches. Splash purple around the bird feeder, ring trees in yellow, dot red against white walls. Enjoy pushing the plump promises into the earth. Become a squirrel. Forget where you've planted them, forget that you've planted them at all. Get on with your life.