Today I’m joining the Propagator’s garden blogging meme, ‘Six on Saturday’ which is to share six things about the garden, on a Saturday.
- Roses are starting to bloom again, they seemed to slow down in the heatwave but the’re coming back strongly now.
2.Bargain blooms from Bunnings
I scooped up a barrow full of bargains for less than £20, including a massive cosmos for just 10p. These looked a bit sad at the shop, which is why they were so cheap, but after a bit of rain and some deadheading they’re looking good and ready to plant out.
2. Propped up Parasol
This summer has been super-sunny, and so I’ve been desperately seeking shade. We’ve propped an old parasol with the Christmas tree stand, which sorts of works, unless there’s a strong breeze. What could possibly go wrong? 😉
3. Happy cat and getting greener
The cat seems contented, and there’s a bit of green returning to the lawn after a few recent downpours.
4. Green shoots of recovery?
Anyone who recalls the 1990s recession might remember talk of ‘green shoots of recovery.’ This saliva, which looks thoroughly dead from a distance, is showing signs of life. I’ve pruned it, soaked it, mulched it, and crossed my fingers.
5. Apples, redcurrants and whitecurrants
We’ve got some fruit! The birds are enjoying them more than we are, but we’ve definitely got some apples, redcurrants and whitecurrants to nibble at.
6. Some failures in the fire garden
Its’ funny how things change in the garden. We’d called this area the fire garden, and I planted roses, crocosmia and lobelia in the centre, hoping to give an impression of flames in bright blooms of yellow, orange and white.
But what’s thrived in this area is white flowers from yarrow and petunias.
The roses don’t seem happy here – its maybe too shaded, or too crowded, but it certainly needs a rethink.
And what’s totally failed is an old Xmas tree in a tiny terracotta pot, which didn’t stand a chance really! Tiny terracotta pots dry out so quickly, that I intend to only plant succulents into them from now on.
So, that’s my six things this Saturday. Some successes and several failures, but that’s the way it goes!
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I hope your plans and plants are coming along nicely!
Jen x 🙂