This last week has still been mostly dry apart from one night of rain which really didn’t do very much at all and now we’re back into cold nights and this is going to last for another week or so in the Midlands as far as I can tell and for other parts in the UK. May be more showers. My list of things to do well, it carries on like any garden I am surprised none of you haven’t got a list that goes on forever. Nonetheless, we do get on with and one day those jobs will be done. Talking of jobs, just managed to replace a fence panel this afternoon, too. It’s great to see many of the spring bulbs flowering away. I still have some narcissus to flower yet they are in tight bud! This is the strangest April month I have ever known for being so cold and very little rain apparently it is sixty years since such a weather situation has occurred. I don’t remember that time sixty years a go! Let’s see what May has install for us all. There’s been a couple of purchases, that happened to find the way in to my shopping trolley at Aldi the other day. Well, just could not resist, not at those prices. More of those soon.
Okay readers, time for this weeks Six on Saturday.
1) Hellebore, ‘Harvington Double Lilac Speckled‘. Now the flowers are somewhat going to seed I had to include this as this new hellebore has been superb in it’s first year. Sadly, the other two of the same range failed to flower!
2) Muscari, Blue. But of course it’s blue, the white Muscari failed to appear or where something else as a blue muscari! This one has a wonderful scent too. It’s name really escapes me!
3. Pieris, ‘Formosan’ this shrub suffered with the very cold period a few weeks a go stopping the flowers from developing. However, the leaves have come on well with this deep red colour and many more are appearing, too.
4. Narcissus, ‘Bell Song’. I’ve been waiting a long time for this one to bloom. This has to be a favourite Narcissus with two sometime more small heads and a salmon cup. These are the first to fully bloom out of the ten or so bulbs.
5. Calendula, ‘Lemon Cream’. This is another one I’ve been waiting for for some time because I plant these back in the autumn and they were growing away very nicely until we had the snow that put them well back and since I’ve lost a few plants down to my silliness of not protecting them. But it’s one I’m going to grow more off this year I hope to have them in flower for the summer.
6) Hellebores – This group of plants have done amazingly well this year with some now going over to make seed so may have a go out getting some young plants see what might turn up in the future plants.
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 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. Watch out for weekly view of the garden on Fridays.
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