I should have known better than to trust the weather forecast – “mainly sunny with some showers later”. Mr O: ‘It wasn’t raining when I put the washing out‘. It isn’t raining as I write this at 10 am – it is rain and sleet mixed with hailstones! Never mind – onwards and upwards with this week’s Six on Saturday hosted by The Propagator.
Narcissi ‘Minnow’ in the front border (the indoor ones don’t even have buds yet so I’ve put them outside where it’s cooler).
There is plenty going on in the garden after a few sunny but cool days, though today is no different, Not quite warm enough to sit out without a coat due to the easterly breeze, but yesterday I sat in the conservatory and read for an hour; first time this year but with the temperature at 22 degrees, it was too good an opportunity to miss. On to this week’s Six on Saturday.
In the small shady back border, the shrub honeysuckle has plenty of leaves, though the temporary trellis of canes I made needs replacing with something sturdier and less likely to poke my husband in the eye as he goes to his shed.
Clematis ‘montana’ has flower buds forming. I think these are the pink variety.
The iris clumps I chopped down a few weeks ago are sending up new shoots (and really need splitting)
A wet and misty morning here in North Wales. The only thing happening in my garden today is the plants and vegetables quietly getting on with growing. The problem is so will the slugs and snails! I have plenty of other work to be getting on with (in anticipation of passing the first year of my OU course which will allow me to progress to the second year), but I’ll be popping back – for some light relief – to The Propagator’s blog and the wide-range of Six of Saturday entries. We should hold our own – virtual – Village Show, though judging the produce would be problematic, and who would set out the Rules?
First These two rowans had self-seeded in the front border last year – no doubt aided by a bird or two. I dug them out and put them in pots, and left them to it. The one on the right looks dead (it was outside all winter), but I’ve potted it on and there are loads of roots, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’s just being lazy. The one on the left was tiny and kept in the Potting Shed over winter. It doesn’t have as many roots as the other, but at least it looks alive!
After a night of mixed weather (cold, hail, frost), the sun may be out but the wind is cold. Not a day to potter outside, so I’ll be getting on with my end-of-module writing and dipping in and out of other Sixes on Saturday for a bit of light relief.
I finally moved the pots of Pickwick crocus, anemone Blanda Bleu and muscari to a lighter and brighter area of the patio, and the extra light has already made a difference. After a week, the crocus are coming to an end, the anemones are flowering, and the muscari have emerged.