It has been raining cats and dogs the last day or two, with more to come, the garden is fairly spongy underfoot as a result. I may struggle for gardening motivation this weekend, although the list of things that need doing is beginning to creep up. Perhaps I can restrict myself to jobs in the greenhouse or shed.  Time for Six on Saturday. Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything – a flower, a job to do, a harvest, a seedling, a puddle, anything at all! Join in.

Here are my Six.

1 – Angelica stem.  I can’t remember now if these are a. gigas or a. archangelica. The latter I think. Regardless they are a shiny rhubarbesque pink.  To be honest these plants have not performed brilliantly. They are meant to be quite statuesque but these, not so much.  They get next summer to sort themselves out then they’re compost fodder. harsh but fair.


2 – Hellebore buds. These were cheapo hellebores, your basic white model. I planted them at the base of the cercis canadensis. They are well on their way to developing.


3 – Compost bay, full.  Last week I was bemoaning an empty compost bay and muttering about getting my arse in gear. The universe intervened, my neighbour offered a few barrows of his freshly delivered load of conifer chippings.  I built a heap with whatever else was handy, so it is not a perfectly balanced heap mix-wise.  Perhaps because of that it is stubbornly refusing to heat up, sticking between 25 and 30 degrees. Disappointing.


4 – Soggy colocasia.  I need to cut these back and de-compost and dry off the rhizomes. They can then be stored for the winter somewhere dry, the shed or greenhouse perhaps.


5 – Rose ‘danse de feu’.  Possibly the last hurrah of 2019 for this plant, and probably roses in general in my garden.


6 – Geranium macrorrhizum bevan’s variety.  These plants need cutting back now, the new foliage is coming through at the base. They will look a lot tidier, a job for this weekend.  I might move a few of them, we’ll see.


Those are my Six, what are yours?  If you’d like to join in, just publish your post and pop a link to it in the comments below. If you also mention my blog in yours that would be awesome. For more details you can read the brief participant guide.

It looks like being fairly wet here this weekend, but I hope you manage to get some gardening done.  Don’t forget to check in later on as more links get added during the day.

I’ll be back next weekend with another #SixOnSaturday.