Just another few feet down and I’ll have finished digging the family survival bunker. Well, I say survival bunker, really it will mainly be underground storage for several year’s worth of toilet roll. I am waiting to hear from the Chief Medical Officer exactly how this will protect us from the dreaded lurgy. Talking of lurgy, I have one. I don’t think it is THE lurgy, but it is certainly A lurgy. In the meantime, let’s do Six on Saturday. Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything – a flower, a flower, a flower, or maybe a flower? I mean, you decide. Join in!

Here are my Six.

1 – Plum blossom. Last year I had a small group of blossoms and that was it, and they did not become plums. this year the whole tree is festooned with blossom. I am hopeful that this will result in lots of fruit. I have pruned the tree, spring being a good time for it apparently. It is fan trained, sort of, so I took some time to tie it in to a better shape. Looking forward to lots of victoria plums.


2 – New roses. I think these were the result of envy. I saw someone had ordered roses and I found myself on the David Austin website and I’m not quite sure how it happened but these two ordered themselves. The Generous Gardener is on the left, Mme Alfred Carriere on the right. I have heard that “mad alf” can go a bit crazy. I plan to plant both at the front and train them up the house. Hopefully I will get a good show in a couple of years. First I have to create the space for them. It might involve removing some paving stones from the drive. She’ll never notice. Will she? I have just planted them up in these pots for now. There is a 3rd one on its way, Lady Emma Hamilton, which I am assured can be grown as a climber, although strictly speaking she is a shrub.


3 – Geranium rosanne. I spotted this as I was doing my rounds. It is just emerging from the mulch and will soon be covered with flowers. It richly deserves the accolades.


4 – Already?! I was admiring the new foliage on my seemingly very healthy roses and I spotted these guys. Fortunately they were resident only on one set of new shoots. I am not ashamed to say I had to go get my gloves from the shed, but then they were swiftly squished betwixt finger and thumb. Ewwww.


5 – Narcissus ‘Beauvallon’. A double daff, a bit unusual. Not convinced I like it, but I suppose it makes a change.


6 – Magnolia stellata. I was only looking at this the other day, all buds and no flowers, but now look at it! I declare it to be spring.


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 triffic. For more details you can read the brief participant guide.

I have a bunch to get done in the garden this weekend, I hope I feel up to it. Don’t forget to check in during the day as more links get added.

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