- The honeysuckle we planted a out on the decking a couple of weeks ago has started to flower. Admittedly, the decking that it sits on is almost entirely rotten, and urgently high on the long list of things to fix, but at least this spot smells sweeter now.
2. The serpent garlic in the herb pot has unfurled itself. No longer in a loop, I’m not quite sure what it’s up to, but it’s an interesting plant. The yukka at the back of the picture is in full bloom – thanks to all comments last week that helped identify this spiky monster plant.
3. The sweetpeas are fully in flower too, adorning the willow tower that I made at our local community college last spring. It’s lasted well so far, and although willow plant supports won’t last forever, I hope to get a few more years out of this construction.
4. Bindweed rears it’s pretty head in various spots around the garden. I’ve pulled out armfuls of the stuff, and could carry on doing so for the rest of time without defeating this persistent perennial weed. I don’t mind the flowers so much, the pretty white trumpets are not so bad, but their habit of smothering everything in sight makes bindweed entirely unwelcome, even in the home of this lazy gardener who actually quite likes dandelions. I really don’t mind a few weeds, they’re good for the wildlife. But bindweed must die.
5. I’ve discovered what I think is an aster, which is hopeful development, because I wondered if this drift of big plants might be rosebay willowherb, which can be a pest to deal with. Asters of all sorts are welcome here. My grandad liked the Michaelmas daisy, which flowered around his birthday, so these plants are particularly pleasing for bringing up that happy memory.
6. Finally for my six things on Saturday, a new bit of planting at the front garden. I hope this hydrangea will do better in the front garden than it did underneath the yukka.
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