So two things have happened since last Saturday. Firstly, I have planted all the tulips. All. The. Tulips. I may buy more. I do still have the daffodils to plant somehow, somewhere, but the tulips are done. Secondly, we have had a proper frost, down below zero Thursday night, the first time this year. Dahlia foliage is looking blackened so I should soon be able to tackle the tidying of those. The third of the two things is that I have started to clear away finished plants in the border. I could wait no longer. Anyhow, time to tackle Six on Saturday. Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything, you decide. Join in!
Here are my Six for this week.
1 – Storage problems. The greenhouse is getting a little overrun by sheltering borderline tender plants. On this shelf are two begonia ‘glowing embers’ (still flowering a little) and three osteospermums. I’m not sure if it is really worth preserving the osteos, but we’ll give it a try.
2 – Godetia. This stopped flowering a month or two ago, I hadn’t quite got around to moving the pot or composting the remains. Lucky, as it is flowering again with gusto. On the cusp of December? Madness.
3 – Cyclamen. As I think I have observed here before, to me cyclamen always brings to mind a villain in the Italian version of Doctor Who.
4 – Next spring’s foxgloves. Sown earlier this year and planted out durnig the summer, this lot should be flowering around May next year. They’ll give a bit of height in the border and attract our buzzy friends too. I can’t recall now which variety they are. Could be ‘Pam’s Choice’ or possibly ‘Sugar Plum’, we’ll find out together next year.
5 – Rose ‘Danse de deu’. Another clinger-on, this plant is still putting out buds.
6 – Salvia ‘Amistad’. Common as muck these days, but given the vigour with which it flowers, not one I’d be snobbish about. I think this plant was the sole outdoor survivor of last winter and has been the most robust of plants. I’ll be giving it a good duvet of leaf mould in the hope that it makes it through to next spring.
Those are my Six, what are yours? If you’d like to take part, 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 spiffing. For more details you can read the brief participant guide.
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Stay safe, I’ll be back next weekend for another #SixOnSaturday.