There’s a lot of “2”s in today’s date. Mind sharp as a tack, see. I should start by giving my excuses for last week’s tardiness. Five years or so into this SoS lark, I just forgot to pop out and take the photos on Friday lunchtime, as is my wont, then was out all morning gambolling around the Chilterns on a long run, as is also my wont. Won’t happen again, honest guv.
We are dealing with the Rona in this house, two out of the three current occupants have it, so far I have avoided succumbing. So far. On the plus side, if as seems likely I do catch it, I won’t be out running for at least 5 or 6 days, so no excuses for not getting on with the gardening. Enough musing, 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 – Camellia buds. This shrub has been in the ground for a bit over a year and has not put on much growth. It probably isn’t totally happy in my soil, despite me adding a load of ericaceous compost to the planting hole and as a mulch. Or it could just be slow to get going.
2 – Crocus. Tricolor, maybe? A resident of the same pot as last week’s jolly yellow crocus, this one was enjoying the midday sun on my patio.
3 – Hydrangea. I bought this shrub when in full glory at a plant fair a couple of summers ago. It’s a small one, intended to go in a pot or something. I pruned it hard, thinking I knew better than the care label, which said something ambiguous like “Do Not Prune”. It didn’t grow at all last year, and didn’t flower. Show’s what I know. I am hoping that it stops sulking this year.
4 – Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’. This is an unhappy shrub, and ugly with it. Shame, it’s meant to be rather nice, with some winter colour and fragrance. It is a thin thicket of nothingy sticks at the bottom, albeit with some fresh buds, and one enormous stem that is about 6′ high, also rather stick-y. I had half an idea this was an evergreen, which would be doubly concerning, but no, it is a deciduous shrub. I am tempted to just lop off the tall stem, but then what, it’s just a dull clump. I think it’ll have to go.
5 – Geranium ‘Pink Delight’. I cleared the old mess from this a week or two back and it has responded with gusto, putting out lots of lovely fresh growth.
6 – Daffodil, basic. Nothing special, likely bought by the kilo for cheap, but it’s flowering first so we’ll enjoy it, the first of many over the next two or three months.
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Have a great weekend, hopefully the fast approaching Spring lets you get some gardening done. Don’t forget to pop back later as more links get added during the day.
I’ll be back next weekend for another #SixOnSaturday.