Six on Saturday: 5 March 2022

The featured image is this mornings view from a west-facing bedroom window. Birds are tweeting (in my roof), the sun is shining, and the first load of washing is on. It’s a day for sowing some seeds in the Potting Shed, but I don’t have time to do it. I’ve had my head down, battling with my next OU assignment – a critical reflective reading commentary on a book and author that has influenced me. 2500 words = 95% of the marks!

With everything at a standstill in the garden after a few frosty mornings followed by grey and wet days, I’m sharing former glories from the previous three years for this weeks Six on Saturday, several of which are sadly no longer with us (cyclamen, polyanthus and violas). Of course, living in North Wales, and with St David’s Day last Tuesday, I had to include narcissi and daffodils – especially as very few are in flower for me so far this year.

This time next week, I’ll have handed my assignment in (by noon on Thursday) and hopefully will have recovered from the trauma of it all!

Have a nice weekend all. I might not have time to comment on your posts, but I hope a ‘Like’ will suffice.

Six from the Archives (1): 18 December 2021

Good morning from a very dark, damp, and misty corner of North East Wales. I’m counting the days until the winter solstice and the slow return to lighter, brighter days. This week and next, my entry for Six on Saturday is a retrospective of 2021 floral glories and a reminder of good things to come in 2022.

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Six on Saturday: 27 February 2021

Nearly a week of sunny dry days and cold frosty nights, and my garden doesn’t know where it is. I am itching to get stuck into tidying the raised beds but I’m holding off until well into March or even later. Instead, I am content to scatter a few vegetable seeds in modules and pots in the hope I can not only produce an early crop of edibles, but play the long game with crops for the allotment bed. I haven’t even begun to chit my potatoes – another job for next month.

Look what popped up when I wasn’t looking. They are darker and brighter than the photograph shows, but I’m still missing several clumps of yellow and all the creamy-white crocus in the middle section of the front border.

One snowdrop does not a galanthophile make!

Cyclamen disaster after the snow and ice.

I make no apologies for showing iris reticulata ‘Joyce’ each week, as it just gets better and better.

Alliums! These are from 2018, but the ones I planted in the front border have also poked their noses above the soil, so fingers crossed.

I shared the image on the left last week, but am using it as a comparison with this weeks to show the growth spurt.

So that’s my six for this week. Pop over to The Progagator’s blog for other sixes from around the globe, and share your own six items, from the garden, on a Saturday.

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: 21 November 2020

A quick jog around the garden for me this morning. The sun is out, but the wind is getting up. Suddenly, most of the trees across the field at the back of our house are looking bare. I can’t hang around today as Ive a deadline to meet – having completed the first draft of my first OU Assignment, last week, peer feedback has indicated a re-write is required. I started yesterday by slashing 300+ words from the beginning! Who know where I’ll be the end of the day, but it’s got to go by Tuesday afternoon as we’re still expecting fibre broadband to be connected on Wednesday.

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