Here's six firsts in my garden.
On a Saturday, of course.
1. Alocasia Polly
Earlier in the week, this appeared in my Alocasia, which lives happily in the bathroom.
|Little green hoodlum.|
I've not had Polly a year, so this was definitely a first. Then a few days later . . .
The little guy's overshadowed by those gaudy leaves, but I like him anyway.
2. Germinating go-slow.
This is my first year growing ricinus. Three weeks after planting - nothing, so I planted a new tray. Then the very next day in the old tray . . .
And a coupla days after that.
|Now there are two.|
Twice the seeds planted. Of this great, gargantuan jungle monster. I don't think they're gonna fit in my garden.
3. Rogue clematis.
A few years ago, we lived next door to this rampaging pink clematis that self seeded round other folks' gardens, & left chillen in one of my pots.
Well, this year the offspring bloomed for the first time & it's something better'n pink.
The blooms are the size of a 50p coin. When this vine gets serious about flowering, it'll be stunning.
Here's the back of the bloom . . .
|Little pink stripes.|
. . . and the bud.
Ain't she great?
4. Dog pool.
This year, I'm 'naturalising' Mlle DoodleFace's pool (i.e. making it less ugly) - perennials on the outside, water lilies on the inside.
There's a bamboo shaft in the pond, a sort of life raft for smaller pool visitors. This week, I planted the part that sticks out of the water.
|Bamboo life raft garden.|
The section closest to the water has creeping Jenny in it. I'd seen it used in a floating garden & the creeping Jenny spread across the water. The top of the bamboo is planted with this succulent looking stuff:
|Purloined plant, name unknown.|
The blossoms will open into a daffodil yellow.
I discovered its ancestor when we lived next to the pink clematis. The succulent grew in about half an inch of soil on a rock at our pond edge, which makes me think it could survive the shallow bamboo planter.
This is my first year growing camassia. It's had the misfortune of being consigned to the fox garden, that site of much dog destruction. Even so, it's strutting its stuff.
|Camassia beginning to open.|
It's supposed to bloom in June, but with so much trouble in this bed, early thriving is recommended.
These were an end of season sale item, bought last year when I knew we were moving. I stuck them in the planter with Big Daddy Hosta, so they got a bit man handled once they arrived here.
|Anemone coronaria Bordeaux|
And still they bloom. They also close up in the avoe, making me wonder if I'll see them again the next day. So far, I have, which is good news. Love their pretty faces. Hope they spread like a certain rapacious clematis.
That's my Six for the week.
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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, you take care of yourself, you hear?