|Flooded stepping stone.|
We're at it again, that impossible Six on Saturday challenge to share six & only six things of interest in the garden.
When last we met, I'd nearly completed my potting shed, & the missing parts to my storage shed had finally arrived.
I'd hoped my shed adventures would be behind me by now.
Instead, we had a week of crazy rain.
1. Inside job.
The potting shed roof got brought inside to dry out before felting on it.
|It's just a tiny thing. Not at all in the way.|
While construction of the storage shed began in the living room.
|Which bag of screws do we use?|
2. Cabin fever.
We've an ancient mattress turned down by every charity, & impervious to Freecycle. All these rainy days, there's me nurturing a convert's belief that inside this mattress lives the perfect trellis for my berry wands.
I'll half the springs (like making a sandwich) to make 2 trellises. The padding includes a quilted outer cover, an inner coir-like material, & a bit of foam. Folded together, they make a nice cushion I hope to cover with outdoor fabric to use as a deck pillow for the dogs.
3. Cutting update.
This is the current state of the cuttings I took a little over a month ago just before we moved - about a 2 thirds death rate. As hard as it is to believe, that's an improvement for me.
|Hardy little curries.|
The discussions I'd had with some other SoSers prior to this attempt, suggested that I'd kept my cuttings too wet. You may notice it's the drought resistant curry plants that've lived.
The pendulum has swung, me thinks.
4. Into the storm.
Although all of the above are garden things, none of them are photographed in the garden. So for you, I braved the elements to check on the newly planted woodwardia.
It's promised that this fern's new growth will come in bright red, then the whole thing'll go a bit bronzy in the autumn. Considering this thing can grow 2 metres in all directions, can you even imagine?
5. A shady character.
I got this little guy because I thought his leaves would brighten up my shady border. A day or 2 inside the warm house & buds appeared. It bloomed soon after being planted.
|Brunnera macrophylla Silver Spear|
My photos really disappoint me, but this one in particular fails its subject. Like forget-me-nots, the brunnera's little blue flowers glow in the shade. This is a plant I already love. Can't wait to see it reach full size.
6. Long awaited daffs.
Where I'm from, the old mountain folk might call someone dumb as a daffodil, because daffs bloom in the snow. My daffs haven't been at all dumb this year. I got my first bloom only yesterday. These were the ones twice rescued from the fox.
|Highly intelligent daffs.|
Although there's lots of buds, there's also lots of foliage, most of which have little brown tips. Not sure if the snow butched them all up or the rain gave them some really good hair days, but the arcs of the foliage & tapered buds are stunning. Never saw daffs look so good.
And there you have it, my Six.
|Do I see tulips in my future?|
(wink wink nudge nudge => => => =>)
For the moment, I'm headed over to our meme's host, The Propagator to see what his week's been like. He'll have links to all the other SoSers in his comment section, so I can catch up with them as well.
Have a garden? We'd love a snoop in it. The Propagator's written some guidelines, so why not join us?