Last weekend I didn’t do much in the garden, but did get the rest of my climbing roses pruned, trained and denuded of any remaining leaves, and a couple of my remaining clematis cut back a suitable amount. All are raring to go. Best if we don’t mention the rugby, so we’ll move dreckly to Six on Saturday!  Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything – a flower, a job to do, a success, a plan, a weed, seedling, anything at all. Join in!

Here are my Six for this week.

1 – Daffodils, basic.  No doubt there’ll be a few of these today. These are the vanguard of what is a growing army of daffs in my garden. Other, less basic, types will follow in future weeks.


2 – Geranium of some sort.  I’m not sure if this is an ex-flower, or on it’s way to being one, or if that is it in all its glory.  Regardless, its timing is pretty off.


3 – Thalictrum, nosing its way through. A triumph last year, I’m glad to see them returning.  They have been fighting their way through the mulch duvet but have now made a successful bid for freedom. They will quickly shoot up.


4 – Sweet peas, assorted. I sowed this unruly lot back in October and they have been lurking on the greenhouse shelf ever since. They look a lot less bedraggled than last year’s batch which I left outside in the cold frame. I think the greenhouse, unheated, suits them better. I should wait till April to plant them out, but I’m tempted to chance it next month after a bit of hardening off.  There is often much talk of pinching out sweet peas but I’ve also read that those grown cold over the winter will bush out by themselves as they are slower growing than their spring-sown brethren.  I shall leave mine un-pinched, #metoo and all that.


5 – Sedum ‘autumn joy’.  I mulched over the top of those tiny cabbages that preface new growth on these sedum plants. To reach the light those cabbage patch kids have started to get long and gangly, like a few teenagers of my acquaintance.


6 – Crocus oojamaflip.   I don’t recall which variety this one is, it doesn’t match any of those on bulb orders I’ve made in the last couple of years.  It’s nice to see the first few coming through, there should be a few hundred more to come.


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 just dandy.  For more details you can read the brief participant guide here.

Have a super gardening weekend, watch out for Stormy Ciara, and don’t forget to check in during the day as more links are added.

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