I don’t know, I’m not sure what it is, tumbleweeds are blowing through my newsfeed. There has been a distinct slow down in the level of catastrophically stupid things being said or done by the powerful. Has there been a change recently? Hmmm? Well it’s all very well but I’m bored. Perhaps I shall do some gardening. Talking of which, time for Six on Saturday. Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything, so long as it’s going on in your garden about now. You decide. Join in!
1 – Fake tulips. Some weeks back I was waxing lyrical about the tulips making an appearance. Nuh uh. Definitely not tulips. Daffodils is what they are. But how? I only remember planting tulips. Were there daff bulbs mixed in? Don’t think so, they do look quite different, I like to think I would have noticed. I might convince myself I’d just forgotten they were in the planter, but this is a new planter, one I made last year, I filled it with fresh compost, no daffs were interred. And yet here they are. A mystery.
2 – Rose ‘The Pilgrim’. It will soon be time to prune and train this rose. It put on an amazing amount of growth last year. I have several good long stems that I can train along the wires. They will ‘break’ at frequent intervals along the trained lengths and those new stems will be what delivers the flowers from late spring. It looks untidy now but I will soon have it in order.
3 – All the, um, alliums. Ornamental alliums on the left. Then onions, then more alliums (I think) then shallots then garlic. All are growing on nicely, even the alliums are beginning to poke through having spent the last few months putting on a good root network. They will all go out in a few weeks. All could have been planted out directly in the ground last autumn but I mainly couldn’t be bothered so modules it is for now, they’ll be fine.
4 – Miscanthus sinensis zebrinus, zebra grass. The silky spikelets look like they’ve got a wavy perm. Not sure how they’ve managed that with the salons shut. At some point soon I’ll cut them back to the ground, trying to avoid the new stems.
5 – New clematis stems, slightly out of focus. This clematis always sends up way more stems than it can really support. Hedging its bets, I imagine. One to wear, one for spare, one for in the wash.
6 – Actual tulips. None of your fake tulips, just legit tulips. I noticed the very tips poking up in one of the dozen or so 20L pots that I crammed with tulips a couple of months back. I do love a tulip, but we’ll have to wait a few months yet.
That’s your lot for this week. 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 smashing. For more details you can read the brief participant guide.
I may get out in the garden this weekend, I have another long run on Sunday which could result in a sofa coma all afternoon. At the very least I still have chilli seeds that need sowing. I could probably manage that.
Stay safe, have a great weekend and don’t forget to pop back later as more links get added during the day.
I’ll be back next weekend with another #SixOnSaturday.