At last the weather has become a little bit more warmer. Although wetter to some degree for many a lot wetter and windy too as I write this! I am discovering more new shoots from the bulbs I planted back in the autumn early winter. The crocuses are coming to the point where they might actually open once the sun shines. This gives us all some hope of spring being just around the corner. We all need some cheering up along with seeing many of the spring bulbs, we will no doubt have a bumper display and this will go on probably until April and May. Let us hope for everyone’s sake that lockdown is eased and we are able to enjoy ourselves a little more freely than we’ve been used to the beginning of January. I received the rest of my seeds ordered some weeks ago. For some reason I only have ever received a packet of carrots seeds. However the company sorted it out and they sent them I received them a few days ago. However, guess what was the free packets of seeds, yes it was parsnip seeds!
I am continuing a feature on each Friday there will, I hope, view(s) of the garden I am trying to transform or develop. Check it out.
Okay, it’s time for Six on Saturday.
1) Hellebore, White-Speckled. Yes it’s that time of year again, time for Hellebores with the nodding heads of blooms need a helping hand to show them off to their best ability.
2) Rosa, Just joey. This is the second of three rosa shrubs needed this year. As you can see there’s plenty of new growth. It’s another orange coloured bloom that will go down a storm when it show’s off its amazing blooms this year, I hope. Need to get them in pots, once I have bought them, of course.
3) A mixture of Narcissus Tête-à-tête and some mixed Crocus that are in the container they started flowering in last year. There where some Calendula here too but the snow and frost has done them in, sadly. Had it been milder they would have come through okay. Oh well.
4) Hellebore, Pink-Speckled. Yes, I know it’s another Hellebore. Couldn’t really help myself. Shame not to include this one too.
5) These Alliums – name forgotten! Hopefully, I’ll remember sometime tomorrow to find out as the label is to right of these out of shot. Here’s some of the snail devastation created by the birds. There is a Thrush that visits regularly often taken off it’s spoils to a favourite concrete slab near the greenhouse. I have to clean up after it too otherwise I am crunching shells every time I go to the greenhouse but, it’s no big deal as it’s a meal for the birds and many less snails to munch on the plants. Can’t ask for more 🙂
6) Crosus species. Had to include this pic of the crocus that’s going to look wonderful very soon. Keeping a look out every day for them to bloom. New this year to the garden.
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 view blogs from around the world. Until the next week’s #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.