It’s another week gone by, amazing how time flies by. Gardening, no matter what others say the ground is wet, sodden and cold. I have been watching the Thrush that has made regular visits and found the empty snail shells littered all over. Well done to him/her need the numbers of these snails to be reduced. However, been pursuing the vegetable seeds online sites. I will settle for salad crops and runner beans, tomatoes and potatoes, might try courgette or two they need lots of room. Unless, there’s a mini variety? The sun is trying to peek through the clouds as I write this blog. Time for Six on Saturday.
1) Erysimum. Yes have I started out yet again with the same as last week I could’ve ended with this but now I’ve started with it because it’s the brightest thing in the garden in flower. This one is Bowles mauve but does have various colours of mauve through to yellow. A welcome site indeed.
2) Calendula, Lemon Cream. This has been waiting and waiting to show some promise of flowering. Now as you can see somewhat the draggled holes from the snails et cetera. The signs of the spring bulbs is flowered in this box last year. Also of course weeds and moss!
3) Olive shrub. This is still doing well and has fresh growth still going strong despite the winter. The summers olives are hanging on in there if not somewhat shrivelled. I had given this a fresh lot of homemade compost and this is why has helped it along. The early summer weather was a boon too.
4) Helichrysum petiolare. This hanging basket leafy, hairy leaved in fact seems to still want to carry on. I have had this for three years now. Took some cuttings that I think will provide three more plants this year.
5) Crocus, Muscari and Narcissus. Emerged from the medium of this planter are the soon to be flowering crocus, mascara and narcissus. To the right are some of the pots full of Tulips!
6) Hellebore Harvington Double Lilac Speckled. Newly planted, in the autumn. There’s signs of flowering this year too, so exciting as I have four new Hellebores great to have new plants to show off and see them develop over the years, too.
That’s this weeks Six on Saturday. Whatever you’re doing be safe and ensure that you enjoy your gardening. As always our host of Six on Saturday is The Propagator. Pop over to see the delights on his blog and blogs from around the world. Until the next #SixonSaturday, all the best. May pop in with the odd Post of the Day, too. Go on do have a look.