I finished the 43 mile race last weekend in a smidge over 8 hours, not bad for an old fart. Inevitably I was glued to the sofa for the rest of the weekend, no gardening was contemplated, never mind done. Maybe this weekend? Time for Six on Saturday. Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything, a flower, a beastie, a job to do, a success, a failure, anything at all. Join in!
Here are my Six for this weekend…
1 – Wisteria, unpruned. I haven’t quite got around to doing the winter prune of the wisteria. I normally do it over the Christmas holidays but this was on a long list of things I didn’t do in the garden. It looks like it might be quite dry this weekend, so there is at least the opportunity, if not necessarily the motive, to tick this job off the list. It would only take ten minutes…
2 – Compost heap. It’s been a while since we’ve had a compost photo. With no lawn mowing at this time of year, the main “green” material is veg peelings, with “browns” coming from cardboard or in this case shredded paper. IN the past I have scavenged for “greens” at my local brewery, spent hops being freely available. Can’t be bothered at the moment! I hear tell that Jim, of this parish, is no longer running a heap, instead scattering ingredients on the surface of his veg plot with good results. Heretic or revolutionary, you decide!
3 – Eye of Sauron. Well, Sauron has got something in his eye, poor sod can’t see a thing. It needs a good clearing up and a sweep, possibly a bit of a sit down with a cuppa. Another thing I need to do…
4 – Pheasant’s Tail grass, altogether too much of it. From nowhere (well, actually from seeds), I have massive clumps of this ready to snag or trip the unwary gardener as they contemplate close up the scale of their neglect. I just need to dig the buggers up and bin them. They would be a perfect spot to plant the remaining daffodil bulbs that are still glaring at me from inside their box.
5 – Cornus ‘Mid-winter fire’. This shrub, now quite large, was grown from a cutting. I think I will enjoy its colours for another month or two, then cut it roight baaack.
6 – Prunus kojo no mai. A rather shaky close-up of buds. Won’t be long before this ornamental cherry is in blossom, for about 5 minutes while my back is turned.
Those are my Six, what are yours? If you’d like to have a bash 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 triffic. For more details you can read the brief participant guide.
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I’ll be back next weekend for another #SixOnSaturday.