New discoveries…….

It’s been a difficult week. Not a great deal gardening actually done. Done some tidying up though. Have some bulbs for the spring show. I’ll start planting later this week into next week. New plants arrived ready for the summer next year. Let’s get on with Six on Saturday.

1) Nerine Bowdenii. It’s a first for this since planting four bulbs three years ago. I’ve been waiting in anticipation of the blooms. I’ve certainly not been disappointed as two spikes appeared and have been gradually opening. It’s multi-budded flowers opening almost one by one and they look like they will last for quite sometime before dying off, making for a long flowering period. Also hoping that all four plants will flower next year.

Nerine Bowdenii.
Nerine Bowdenii.

2) Geranium, Cranesbill. I spotted this earlier this week giving its best to flower and by the looks of it it’s been doing it well albeit without me realising. Great to see some colour in the garden. Hoping I’ll have a benefactor for some of the blue variety soon.

Geranium, Cranesbill.

3) Viburnum, Bodnantense. The shrub has been flowering for quite some time off but seems to have put on quite a show because there are still lots of flowers to come. It’s been quite a bonus for some weeks now, so hoping it will still flower in the winter when it supposed to be flowering.

Viburnum, Bodnantense.

4) Philadelphus, Mock Orange. Yet again, here is another shrub that is decided that it can still flower. And it’s very welcome nice to see something right at the back of the garden it’s deep green the eaves and very white flowers. The shrubs I’ve just mentioned including the Mock Orange I need of some attention of cutting back but that’s to be dealt with at some stage. One thing I’m certain of is that I’m pleased that things are really growing nicely.

Philadelphus, Mock Orange

5) Spirea, Bridlewreath. And here is the third one that’s flowering out of season. The dotted around here and there but he is just a small selection of what I can see again it’s a white flower.

Viburnum, Bridlewreath

6) Common Ivy. I’m not sure where this one came from because I never planned to do it. It may be from next door I wouldn’t be surprised in the least bit. But nonetheless it’s not causing any harm at least not now. Might get in the way at some stage so out it comes as and when. But a welcome sight and probably helpful to some of our native insects too.

Common ivy.

There we are another Six on Saturday. It’s a very big thank you to the one and only Jon The Propagator for his amazing idea it was to create Six on Saturday. Each week it brings more and more Six on Saturday blogs. If you want to know how to go about it all then take a look at this blog Six on Saturday – a participant guide. Like that of recent weeks I’ll try to pop in a daily posting or as entitle them Post of the Day. Until next week, keep safe also enjoy whatever you do.