I got zero gardening done last weekend. As predicted, I was busy with decorating my home office, which now looks splendid and has been rather nice to work in all week. This weekend there is no home improvement on the menu, so I can begin to tackle the backlog of garden tasks. Chief among these is getting the bloody tulips planted. If there’s time, I might venture into the greenhouse. Or I might not.

In the meantime, let’s do 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 – Rose ‘Buff Beauty’. One of those buds from recent weeks has flowered. Just one, but it smells fabulous.

2 – Greenhouse. Where plants go to die. I haven’t set foot in here for months, and it shows! What a disgraceful mess. It won’t hugely surprise you to know that I had too many plants to manage, and even less time to do it this year. I need to get in there and clear it out, not least because I have tender stuff that needs to overwinter in here. Brave of them!

3 – Salvia ‘Amethyst Lips’. Like Hot Lips, but purpler. I bought this plant as a teeny plug in spring 2020. It lives in a pot on the patio steps. It has bushed up nicely but I have been underwhelmed with the quantity of flowers. Perhaps it needs a feed, or maybe it would be happier in the ground.

4 – Overhead view. Since I have not bothered with a Border Patrol post for some time, here is how the garden looks now. The grass is too long, the leaves needs clearing up, the borders need tidying, and the cats are using my newly freshened up patio planters as a newly freshened up latrine. Nice. We will soon enter the season of brown.

5 – Cup and saucer vine. The purple flowers are fading, or perhaps they emerge this colour and turn purple. Anyway, the point is there are still flowers on this tender climber, which should long ago have become frosted mush.

6 – Geranium nodosum. This is gradually seeding about, but it is hard to object to the flowers, even they are looking a bit battered this late in the year.

Those are my Six, what are yours? If you’d like to have a go, just publish your link 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 super weekend, don’t forget to check back later on as more links are added during the day.

I’ll be back next weekend for another #SixOnSaturday.