What a week it has been with marvellous weather although cold at night still. We are still in the end of February so here in the UK it’s supposed to be like this. Great not seen so much rain. It’s so good to be able to dig over the soil and not getting clogged up on the spade or fork. I’ve spent several days now clearing some of the bottom end of the garden I am preparing the veg patch. It’s also good to see so much new growth. Next doors plum tree will be in full bloom soon and no doubt creating more shade for the greenhouse especially when the leaves develop – might have to do some judicious pruning. Begun to tidy up the greenhouse a little, there is still a lot to do in preparation for planting tomatoes later on this year. There’s been so much to do but the weeks in the past have been too wet to do anything. Now we can see a way forward.

I am continuing a feature, on each Friday, view(s) of the garden I am trying to transform or develop. Check it out.

Time for Six on Saturday.

1) Closer view at the bottom of the garden. The patch of recently dug soil is part of the vegetable patch. We used to grow veg here ten or so years a go. It’s now that I can develop this into a permanent veg patch. Looking forward to a few things homegrown. Tomatoes in the greenhouse too. The left side looking somewhat overgrown is now becoming tamed. Just have to watch out for the

Garden – development

2) Narcissus and crocus. These where first shown last year as new addition then in 2020. This year they are later no doubt due to the colder weather this year. They now provide a little sunshine by the front door.

Narcissus and crocus

3) Hellebore , . New this year, and few weeks back this bloom had hardly left the comfort of the base of the leaves. Now, there’s the tempting show of a bloom that looks like it won’t live up to it’s picture on the label in the background! We shall see.


4) Crocus, mixed. Also, captured on what was the warmest day of the week and a bee, in mid-flight.

Crocus yellow and white – long with one of the many bees around that day.

5) Hellebore, Speckled deep pink. This Hellebore is one of the older group of plants, some fifteen years now. Large flowers that are so heavy the bury their heads.

Hellebore, Speckled deep pink

6) Clematis, Flammula, Sweet Summer Love. New for this year colourful with shades ranging from red to purple. It produces blossom, 1-2 inches, in July-August and continues to bloom until early October. Grows to quite a good height too.

Clematis, Flammula, Sweet Summer Love

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.