Six on Saturday: 16th January 2021

How is the weather where you are? At the moment we have sun and blue skies with fluffy white skies. I’ve risked putting out some hand-washing to drip – only on the clothes airer; the washing line doesn’t come out until March.

Despite the snow and cold temperatures of last weekend, my strawflowers survived – mostly! I’ve discovered how to take a decent photo using my mobile – point it at flower, touch the flower on the screen, and it autofocuses (don’t ask me how as I’ll never find it again),

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Six on Saturday: 9 January 2021

It’s a lovely morning, but after two nights of freezing temperatures and snow yesterday, it’s not safe to set foot outside the door until the ice has thawed. There’s no need risk a broken limb because I took my photographs in advance (on Thursday), though I only went out to fill the bird feeders!

In the Potting Shed, the sweet peas have survived the below zero temperatures. I didn’t want to remove their ‘tent’ so I don’t know if they’ve started to bush out after pinching them out a few weeks ago.

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Six on Saturday: 12 December 2020

Here we are again! Grey skies and yet more rain, though a hint of lighter skies. I’ve got MOSS growing on my car – which has only done 1,010 miles in twelve months – it’s the Fiat Panda equivalent of a sloth!!

As I have to wait until the rain stops decreases, here are some photographs taken earlier this week for my Six on Saturday offering,

After complaining that my one remaining Christmas Carol hellebore had no flowers, three have appeared at once.

The drumstick alliums are growing well; still no sign from the other bulbs I planted in September. I think these might be grape hyacinths – there are two bunches – but both have been nibbled by something. Pigeons perhaps? I still haven’t managed to clear the iris foliage. Not bothered!

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