You’ll be glad to know I survived the arctic wastes of South Oxfordshire last weekend. It was pretty chilly but also bright and sunny so it was actually rather nice to be out in (with suitable layers, hats, gloves and so on). I am out in the Chilterns once more this weekend so will communing with nature in a non-gardening fashion, dealing with miles and miles of gloopy mud. If that doesn’t result in a serious snooze, I will get some more rose pruning done, and maybe cut back a few clematis while I’m at it. while I’m buggering about doing that, it’s time for 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 – Your basic snowdrop. I bought 100 very dried up bulbs for a pittance a couple of years ago. There are about 4 left, it seems. I should get some more, perhaps in the green, and plant them in the borders. These are highly likely to get stood on in the lawn.
I mainly don’t see the fuss about snowdrops…
2 – Breaking news. Among the results of my recent pruning, this new rose growth is breaking from the horizontal stem of r. ‘The Pilgrim’. It should bear flowers later in the year.
3 – First daffodil. Just a basic daff, among the first I planted years ago. A novice at the time, I planted them individually and at sporadic intervals around the garden. They look rather lost as a result, but as a harbinger of spring, I’ll take it.
4 – Wisteria buds. They aren’t doing much yet, but I could convince myself that they are swelling a little. Three short moonths and it will be in flower.
5 – Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘purpurea’. Rather uninspiring at the moment, this should bush out quite a bit, perhaps to 75cm, and should spread by runners to give good ground cover. Happy in partial or even full shade, it will produce vivid lime green flowers that will be contrasted with the purple tinged foliage.
6 – Chilli seeds, finally sown. I’m taking a risk here, at the time of writing I haven’t actually sown them. If a picture of sown seeds appears here it is because I have shamed myself into finally sowing them at some point on Friday evening, about 6 weeks behind my preferred schedule. If no such picture appears then I have let you down, let the class down, and worst of all let myself down.
Those are my Six, what are yours? If you’d like to take part, and all the best people do, then 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 lovely. For more details you can read the brief participant guide.
Have a great weekend, maybe get some gardening done, and 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.