As predicted, I did not get any gardening done last weekend, partly because I was rather weary, but also because it rained. There is a fighting chance I will get a bit done this weekend, we shall see. The forecast is good, anyway, with bright sunshine on the cards all day tomorrow.
Time for Six on Saturday. Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything, you decide!0
Here are my Six….
1 – Bindweed. My first sighting of the bastard bindweed this year. An annual battle which I will inevitably lose. Sigh.
2 – Eye of Sauron. I tidied this up a couple of weeks ago, and with the sun shining and new growth popping up everywhere, it is back to being somewhere you might want to take the weight off for 5 minutes. It could still do with a good sweep and the table needs a clean.
3 – Peony, emerging. My mother-in-law (Grannysgarden to you lot) gave me a few pieces of this red peony a few years back. I planted them in what looked like empty patches, but all of them get totally swamped by the time spring gets properly going. Maybe I’ll see the flowers this year!
4 – Pump, busted. When we had the extension done, 9-odd years ago, I had a 2500L rainwater harvest tank put in under the patio. Inevitably my supposedly mature children refer to it as “dad’s big blue butt”. This pump was in the tank, pressure activated on turning the tap for almost mains pressure water. It was great for cost and guilt-free watering of the garden. it worked well for a few years then sprung a leak and started shorting out the house electrics. I have not done anything about it since, so my big blue butt has been sitting there, sulking under the patio, serving only as a temporary sump for rainwater which eventually just overflows into the soakaway. I have now at least got around to removing the pump and disconnecting. Now I just need to buy a replacement and drag the sparky back to wire it in.
5 – Buds, Amelanchier. The most worthy of my recently added small trees, so far anyway. It has reached a good 4m high, and shows no sign of stopping. Fortunately, as trees go, this is a nice fastigiate form and will not be overbearing, or at least not while I’m likely to be living here.
6 – Prunus incise ‘Kojo-no-mai’. Looking lovely in the sunshine, this ornamental cherry and its twin on the other side of the patio steps are well into their spring finery. Such a shame it doesn’t last a bit longer. Today’s beauty is, unfortunately, tomorrow’s patio sweepings.
Those are my Six for this week, what are yours? If you’d like to have a go, 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.
Have a super weekend, I hope you get some sunshine to enjoy.
I’ll be back next weekend with another #SixOnSaturday.