I’ve done barely any gardening recently, I’m lacking motivation, probably 2020 has done me in one way and another. I normally find I’m quite busy with it over the off-season, there always seems to be stuff to do. I had a half-hearted stab at planting the daffodils last weekend, I think I got about a third of them done. I shall have to summon up the enthusiasm to plant some more this weekend. Still, lack of enthusiasm is a thin excuse, time for Six on Saturday. Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything – a flower, foliage, an experiment, a success, a job to do, anything at all. Join in!
Here are my Six…
1 – Clever module tray. Back in the spring I saw an early prototype of this on twitter and got chatting to Niall, the inventor. He said he would send me one when the improved version was ready later in the year and here it is. It’s a robust module tray, so far so ordinary, but the clever part is that the modules lift out and separate into strips with an open front. No more trying to scoop young plants out, they can just be gently tipped out. I plan to use this for seedlings and cuttings next year.
2 – Dahlias, dealt with. I moved nearly all my ‘in the ground’ dahlias to pots this year so I could more easily limit the slug damage. Now we have had a couple of frosts I have been able to tidy away the mushy foliage and move them to the veg plot for the winter. I might put some fleece over them, but dahlias are usually OK in the ground here, I assume the same would be true of pots. Next year I may pot them on, the larger ones anyway, into the big 20L tubs I bought the other week.
3 – Stachys decay. Every year for a while this lot looks a right mess. I discovered last year that a good trim is what’s needed. I may get around to that this weekend, we’ll see.
4 – Tulip vanguard. Already! I planted these in the wooden patio planters a couple of months ago. Just the questing tip of one visible at the moment, but exciting to see nonetheless.
5 – Begonia ‘angel blush’. I dare say this angel is embarrassed, look at the state of him! Flew too close to the, er, frost. Tragic. Still, all things being equal he will be back in fine fettle next spring. Hope so anyway, I like this plant.
6 – Toadflax. I like the foliage on these plants more than I like the flowers.
That’s all folks, what are yours? If you’d like to have a go, 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 tip top. For more details you can read the brief participant guide.
Have a super gardening weekend, don’t forget to pop back as more links get added during the day.
Stay safe, I’ll be back next weekend for another #SixOnSaturday.