It has turned a little cool again, but everything is growing like crazy. I am doing the greenhouse hokey-cokey, moving things in, out, in out to harden off. The slugs are beginning to assert themselves. They are still teeny, but will soon be strapping, muscular fellas, only too willing to munch my lovely plants. I suspect they have already eaten my carrot seedlings. Constant vigilence required. Time for Six on Saturday – Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything. A flower, a pest, a plan, a failure, wildlife, foliage, anything at all. Join in!
Here are my Six.
1 – Dicentra spectabilis. Or Lamprocapnos. Or bleeding heart. I featured this only a couple of weeks ago for the foliage, but now it is flowering away. Weird shape for a flower.
2 – Heuchera, ‘Purple palace’. I have a few of these dotted around. The underside of the leaves is even more vivid in colour than the topside.
3 – Resurrection. I was convinced this gaura was dead, finished off by the various beastly weather spells, just sticks remained above ground. Today, however, a closer inspection revealed new growth. This is excellent news, I enjoyed this plant last year. I will try to get some cuttings to root this year. What do you mean I don’t need more plants? Ridiculous.
4 – Plant supports. I made a stack of these a while back. I have been distributing them about the garden, just in the nick of time it seems. This monarda was well below the grid when I put them out, but now it is almost growing through the grid.
5 – Hyabells, or blueacinths. I featured the emerging shoots of these a couple of months back, unsure what they were. I thought they might be hyacinth, others thought bluebells. Well I can confirm they are bluebells, the invading Spanish variety – the grey squirrel of the bluebell world. There is a veritable armada of them for me to deal with. I don’t mind the flowers, but I don’t want them to take over. They are apparently very vigourous and difficult to get rid of as they seed and leave teeny bulblets all over the place. I will be attempting to dig them up this weekend.
6 – Tulip ‘angelique’. Rude not to include a tulip this week, so here is Angelique. She’s a crinkly lass, a little rose-like in appearance from the top.
That’s my Six for this week, what are yours? If you’d like to join in, just write your blog post (or facebook thingy, or twitter thread), then add a comment below with a link to yours, and maybe include a link to this blog in yours. For more details you can read the brief guide.
Have a fab weekend in the garden, don’t forget to check back in as more links get added during the day.
I’ll be back with another Six next Saturday, when it will be the first anniversary of this here meme. Exciting!