Six on Saturday!  Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday.  Could be anything; a project, fruit & veg, a good flower, a pest, anything at all.  Why not join in?

Here are my Six for this week.

1 – Blueberries.  I bought this little bush for a reduced price last year some time.  I know that blueberries like a boggy setting so I have been watering it bigly.  No fruit!  I gather they also like an acidic soil. A good tip I heard is to shred the christmas tree as the pine needles provide a good hit of slightly acidic goodness to the soil, if used as a mulch.  I imagine this only works with real trees, and best to remove the fairy lights first.

2 – tagetes.  A sorry tale of neglect.  I grew these from seed this year.  I got as far as pricking them out, then to potting them on, but they’ve not made it beyond that and are still ekeing out a rather lonely and pathetic existence in the corner of the greenhouse.  To quote the Orange One, #Sad.

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3 – Dahlia ‘rebeccas world’.  The photos of these flowers on the Nyessens website were highly enticing, yummy even, looked like you could eat it for pudding.  In real life they’re not bad either (to look at… I haven’t eaten one!). 

4 – phlox var unk.  I liberated this plant from my mother’s garden after she foolishly agreed to let me dig a bit up.  Her definition of “a bit” and mine were clearly different, she is still dischuffed about the size of my removal.  I was able to divide my clump into two, and they are now flowering away.

5 – Gaillardia ‘celebration’. another bargain purchase.  Original price £13, bought for £3.  Who buys plants at £13 each?  More money than sense. Gaillardia’s I’ve had before have been predominantly yellow, this one is emphatically red.  It is currently parked in the cold-frame, the equivalent of the planes orbiting Heathrow, waiting for a landing slot.

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6 – begonia ‘yukon frost’. These caught my eye as I was prowling the clearance section of my local garden centre.  I like the silvery leaves, not sure if it will flower, or if it had already flowered.  I’ll be happy with just the foliage.  I have three of them, all in the same 30cm patio pot.

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That’s it for another week! If you’d like to join in (and why wouldn’t you?) please just leave a comment below with a link to your post, and maybe add a link back to this blog in your post.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and don’t forget to check back in later to see if more links have been left.

I’ll be back next week for another Six.

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