So, October then. Downhill to Christmas! I only have one “short” run to do this weekend, a mere 32km, so I may actually get some gardening done this weekend. I did spend some time last Sunday battling with bindweed and the general state of overgrowth in the front garden, filling my green bin to the brim.
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 – Tithonia ‘Red Torch’, still green. This annual is taking its own sweet time to flower, it is now in a race against the first frost which should happen some time in the second half of this month. I’m not holding my breath…
2 – Too many bulbs. Again. Sigh, why do I do this to myself? I was actually late with my order this year, normally I get it done when the catalogue comes out in July. They all arrived yesterday. I got them out of the big box they came in, then put them straight back! I expect they’ll sit there brooding, waiting for me to get them in the ground and in pots. I bought an auger drill bit specifically designed with bulb planting in mind, I’m hoping that makes things easier to plant those destined for the ground.
If you’re interested, here is what I got.
3 – Aster ‘Bahamas’, maybe. Yet another aster, this one graces my front garden and has grown into a decent clump. About knee high, it is a rather shocking shade of pink. I should divide the clump next spring.
4 – Cobea Scandens, cup-and-saucer vine. Grown from seed this year, by the time i got around to planting them out I didn’t have a wall of fence with enough space to grow them up. I planted these out in a 20L tub with some canes for them to climb up. That seemed to work OK, they grew well, but they are only just flowering now, and not in numbers either. I didn’t feed them at all, nor was I particularly diligent with the watering, that may not have helped.
5 – Aster, small one! I bought this for 25p off the pity bench last year after it had mostly gone over. I don’t know what variety it is, but it is low growing, maximum 30 cm.
6 – Begonia ‘Angel’s Blush’. My original plant died over the winter, but I had taken some leaf cuttings that rooted nicely in the greenhouse. I planted some of those out in the border, and they seem happy enough, although quite a bit smaller than the original. If I remember I will dig them up and store them for the winter somehow. And if I forget, they’ll likely cark it.
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 splendid. For more details you can read the brief participant guide.
Have a super gardening weekend, don’t forget to pop back later as more links get added during the day.
I’ll be back next weekend with another #SixOnSaturday.