The last week of March and now we head into British summer time this weekend. Therefore, it will be clocks forward one hour. However you all know the drill. In the week past I’ve been able to get on with more digging getting rid of bramble and other old stuff buried. That’s created another area for planting not sure that it will be completed for proper planting this year. Things are going a bit slow. The weather this week has been kind to us until Friday with blustery showers then next moment bright blue sky – the British weather. I’ve been in the process this week to source two rosebushes which are beginning to test me a little bit in finding a supplier for pot-grown roses. However, I think I found two places I can get each of the ones I want. Also, I’ll probably take a look around a nearby garden centre to see what they have before buying online. It’s becoming a little bit more difficult to buy things online, plant wise anyway.
I am continuing a feature, on each Friday, view(s) of the garden I am trying to transform or develop. When you have a moment please check it out.
Okay, fellow gardeners, time for this weeks Six on Saturday.
1) Narcissus, Citrus Sorbet Mixed. I have been looking forward to these flowering, they don’t wow me like I thought they would. I am doubtful I have what ordered as they look nothing like the picture in the catalogue. Any way, time yet for the full effect to come through as not many have flowered!
2) Flowering Cherry Tree, Prunus. Here’s the flowering cherry tree which okay it features every year but does put on a wonderful display. As long as it doesn’t rain or be too windy it should last a long time. It is a welcome site especially against the blue sky.
3) Muscari, Latifolium. This I am told, earlier this year, is not this variety at all! Could I have another dud from the supplier. Let’s see shall we, yet to see them in the full glory of flowering. More to come I think on this.
4) Iris, blue tall variety. Don’t know much about this plant as I was kindly given these back in the autumn. This clump at the corner of the greenhouse and another clump situated on the other side of the garden.
5) Narcissus, Mixed Miniature. Well, this one is an unusual narcissus. It is one of a few in the mixed bag of small sized narcissus I planted back in the autumn.
6) Tomato seedlings…. This is my first time in growing tomatoes for about 14 years. I’m growing to varieties, at the moment. One is Ailsa Craig the other is Moneymaker. I did set a lot of seed so there are more seedlings but they’re becoming a bit overgrown now so I shall take the chance and transplant them soon. Of course, some of these will be for the greenhouse I’ll be growing about nine. (Okay not in the garden but that’s where some are destined).
That’s 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 the irrepressible – 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 the garden in on Friday.