This last week has been a mix bag of weather. It seems more springlike. even been fora bicycle ride too. The week started out okay. I was able to get the greenhouse into some kind of order. I’ve got more tidying up in the garden done. There is lots to do sometimes I think it’s too much. I’ve a shed roof to re-felt. The greenhouse needs a bit more attention. The garden needs lots of clearing and digging, but that never ends. Of course sometime soon I shall be having many vegetables growing in the garden for the first time in quite some years. I’m really looking forward to that, tasting homegrown food. The Tomatoes are growing away nicely. They’re being kept inside under a grow light and gentle bottom heat.

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

Okay fellow gardeners, time for this weeks Six on Saturday.

1) Tulipa, Bella Blush. Here are some of my tulips that have grown tremendously in the last week. There’s going to be an explosion of tulips in the coming months. This is one of the things I’ve been waiting for over spring in fact from the moment of planting them back in November. As usual more to come, soon.

Tulipa, Bella Blush

2) Basket of pansies. These were hanging up for quite some time looking dead and didn’t look as though they were going to continue flowering but, since putting them in this corner out of the way, they seem to have moved on a little bit. Those flowers I’ve come out in the last week. Makes this corner a little brighter but hey I must get on with tidying that up it does look a mess really.

3) Viola, Rhubarb and Custard. Well it’s nearly there just about to break into full bloom.

Viola – Rhubarb & Custard

4) Two red, vivid red, barrel type containers. Trying my hand at being a Cooper. (Tried to get natural colour but out of stock, ironically they came in stock recently).
I had to assemble these myself by slotting together the individual slats. Put the base onto the slats and then the plastic band around the outside to hold the upper part of the container in place. Followed by screws into the plastic base unit. These are £30 a piece (plus p & p) – not value for money in my opinion. I’ll let you know how they look as the season progresses along with what I plant in them, too.

Magenta coloured barrel type containers

5) What is this plant. Mystery plants. I bought 36 perennial tiny plants back in the autumn. I can’t find out what they at the moment. This is some I just put in pot that need to re-potted.

Mystery Plants

6) Crocus. Just caught this mixture of Crocus giving a display that brightens up a little area. There are also Muscari in this container which will give more continued colour later, in the weeks to come.


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.