Time for another Six on Saturday. For me, that means six things in the garden that grabbed my attention sometime during the week, not necessarily on Saturday.
For the proper way to do Six, run over to The Propagator who not only has guidelines, but links in his comment section to all sorts of other Six on Saturday bloggers.
So, on with my week.
At long last, the rains have ended. Or taken a break.
Yes, it's true. We have sun.
<= <= <= Unlike Mr BigNose, we couldn't spend the week basking in its glory.
Work awaited us. And OAP Fairies.
1. Keeping up appearances.
You may remember that an OAP Fairy Person lives next door. Once the sun came out, she mentioned some of our neighbours use a lawn mowing service.
Now me, I like a bit of a length to my lawn, enough to let the dead nettle & escapee grape hyacinth & teeny lawn daisies flower.
|The Butcher of Lanfranc.|
But it never pays to cross the Good People. Mow my lawn? Indeed I did.
2. Feed the trees.
The potted forest began to wake up after the Beast, & its rumbling belly could be heard inside the house. Fairy Person appeased, it was on to feeding & repotting.
|New big pots.|
Like someone with a dozen chillen, I use the hand-me-down method - buy a few new pots & hand down the old ones to the smaller denizens.
|Oak planted by a squirrel 4 gardens ago.|
The oak tree's pot'll go to the rhododendron.
3. More daffs.
Last year, I got free daffodil bulbs for buying something else that I didn't need. I was tickled pink when my first daffodils opened last week.
But this week . . . well, just look at this fascinating thing. White petals on the outside, then a layer of yellow petals, & finally a tight ball of white on the inside.
|Surprise beauty in the crooked cherry tree's pot.|
The next day, it unfurled all of itself.
|Look at that face. Not Mlle Doodle. The daff!|
Can't really count the layers in there, but I'm quite liking it.
4. I forgot about these.
While gadding about the garden, I noticed some speckled leaves in a pot shoved onto the terrace.
|Well, hello there!|
Fortunately when I planted them last year, I also tucked the label inside the pot.
|White dog tooth violets, o my!|
How many weeks you reckon before they open up?
5. Spider's web Fatsia.
After all these lovely finds, I got enough courage to cut back the Beast damage on the fatsia.
|Looking a bit bare.|
As Fred the French Gardener predicted, there's new growth on the stem, including something quite charming.
|Little white leaf.|
This is my first spider's web fatsia, so I don't know why this happened. Think I'll take it as a good omen for the growing season.
With our move, I decided not to do seeds this year, but couldn't find everything I wanted as plugs. Even in years we don't move, I've learned not to plant seeds before April. This was the week the germination factory got up & running.
And Houston, we got lift off.
|Time to put my feet up.|
So isn't it time for you to join this blathery of gardening bloggers?
Yes, you can still do it this week. Out you go, take your six snaps & post a link. We'll be very glad you did.
See you next week!