We still haven’t had a frost here, or not one to speak of. Certainly not a killing frost. I have the urge to cut stuff back, but until the frost comes it still looks mostly ok. Not excessively untidy, anyway. After the rave reviews of my last decorating job (Mrs P delighted with her reveamped home office), I will be up to my elbows in paint again this weekend, so gardening time will be limited. This time it is my turn, my office was in an even scruffier state than hers. While I’m giving myself a crick in the neck painting the ceiling, you can do Six on Saturday. Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything, you decide!
Here are my Six for this week…
1 – Salvia ‘Amante’. Another salvia that I’ll hope will survive the winter in the ground. Futile, probably. I bought three of these the other week, they are still in their pots. I may keep them in the greenhouse like that over the winter and plant in the spring.
2 – Daffodils, planted. Last weekend I made some progress through the bulb mountain, getting all the daffs interred. Some went in the large wooden containers, some went in 20L tubs on the patio, and the rest went in smaller pots that I have plonked/arranged artfully on the patio table. If this works well I may get some more elegant pots but these’ll do for now. As I was taking this photo I noticed that shoots are already poking through. I feel judged.
3 – Potential rose bloom. We still have not had a hard frost, so the roses are still putting out buds. This one is Madame Alfred Carriere.
4 – Malus ‘Rudolph’. I planted this tree earlier this year. It emerged from its box festooned with blossom. I was looking forward to it being similarly festooned with shiny purple/orange crabapples. No such luck. Crap apples, more like. Perhaps it isn’t happy in its new home. The leaves look blotchy but that is likely just them dying per normal in Autumn. Could be lacking apples from blossoming in a box. We’ll see how it does next year.
5 – Fatsia japonica. This caught my again this week as I wandered about, scouting for SoS fodder. The little buds on the alien structure have blossomed, giving the whole thing a frizzier look. They wouldn’t stay still long enough for me to snap them, but the whole thing is covered in bees.
6 – Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’. Another plant that doesn’t know it’s mid-November, busy flowering away. Normally by this time of year it has been knocked back by Jack Frost.
Those are my Six, what are yours? If you’d like to have a go just publish your post and pop a link in the comments below. If you also mention my blog in yours that would be marvellous. For more details you can read the brief participant guide.
I hope you get a bit of gardening done this weekend. If I get some time between coats of paint drying, I may get some tulips planted. Don’t hold your breath.
I’ll be back next weekend for another #SixOnSaturday.