Well what a change in the weather. Cold snowy and sometimes grey. Okay the last few days like Thursday Friday maybe even Wednesday I believe this week that it has been very very sunny. Now the wind has begun to gust and I believe it’s going to be quite windy by Sunday. My tasks in the garden or just to check on things. Check the greenhouse and just generally have a look around. Can’t do any digging as the ground is froze. Warmer weather is somewhat on the horizon, hopefully it will last.

I have started a new feature of each Friday there will, I hope, view(s) of the garden I am trying to transform or develop. Check it out.

It’s time for Six on Saturday.

1) These are species crocuses I believe. I’ve been keeping an eye open for these to pop through and yeah there’s a couple in the background of the right picture of this marvellous looking specimen up on the left picture. And no doubt they’ll be many more to follow. The weather does need to warm up a little bit. Although I could perhaps move this trough to the other end of the garden as this receives very little sunlight. No doubt it will be too heavy to move now at least not without any help and that ain’t going to happen any time soon.

2) Packet of seeds I didn’t necessarily want. I’ve never grown parsnips not even when I had an allotment. However the story behind this goes a little bit further. I don’t recall ever having them at family meals and all the time I was growing up. Many years later doing some training work for a very large brewery, I was staying with a family in the pub. I was offered a Sunday meal. Discovered that there were some things that look like roast potatoes but didn’t taste like them so I kept them to one side and was asked did I not like parsnips. Guess the answer to that is no I do not like parsnips. And so to top the story of some years ago a gardner, of many years, have been twisting off the tops of his parsnips that he dug up. Later on he discovered that spread of the sap onto his arms and hands had he burnt him, made worse by the sunny day he was doing this on. I always call parsnips the devils food. However I do have a few roast parsnips or special occasions like Christmas lunch ๐Ÿ™‚ I have no choice in which seeds I was going to get but I had to smile to myself on the day that I received these ๐Ÿ™‚

Parsnips – Hmm, not what I wanted!!!

3) Potting compost & manure. Well here’s me thinking ahead for a change plenty of compost with nearly 300 litres delivered and a trial of some concentrated manure 15l. Concentrated manoeuvre I remember using this many years ago. So I thought I’ll give this a go okay honey small bag I’ll be goes a long way as they always say. We shall see I’m going to need a lot more off good stuff that will feed the new areas I’ll be digging over.

Boxed compost and bag of concentrated manure

4) Narcissus. Here comes the daffodils well, one so far. There are many many more to come. Looking forward to a bumper display.


5) Bonus – I was given this plant last autumn and appear to have the added bonus of some narcissus.

Narcissus – bonus with a gifted plant.

6) Hostas. These are six newly acquired hostas okay perhaps I shouldn’t although a lot of sense that I am losing out on a number of Hostas and wanted to add to my small collection. There are so many I could have bought but managed to to keep it to six, for this month!!!! The Hosta names to be announced.

That is it for this weeks Six on Saturday. Whatever you’re doing be safe and ensure that you enjoy your gardening or what ever you do. 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. Watch out for weekly view of my garden on Friday’s.