Last week we went to have a “Faulty Towers” experience and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The actors who played Basil, Sybil and Manuel were very good. Many thanks to our lovely children.
The weather was perfect in Wales for our few days away and I have managed to do some tidying in the garden since we came back. There is a small area behind the shed which I leave through the summer, but the buddleia had gone berserk, so I have cut it back and tidied the area around it – plenty of twigs to shred this weekend…..my favourite activity!!
The forecast is good, so I hope you all get a chance to enjoy your garden.
Here are my Six-on-Saturday.
I have planted the indoor bulbs which I mentioned last week. (I hope they look as good as the picture on the packet!!) They should flower around Christmas time. I want some of the outdoor ones to go into the troughs so I will have to remove the geraniums which still have quite a bit of colour left. I will probably do that later in the week after Mr and Mrs Propagator’s #4 child has had a short visit to us, or maybe she will help me to plant them? I have heard that she sometimes helps Mr P in the garden.
(Behind the narcissus pot you can see a small rubber plant. This is a direct descendant of the plant which had lasted for about 30 years. I noticed a few years ago that the parent plant was looking decidedly poorly so I cut half a dozen healthy looking side shoots from it and put them in a jar of water and left them for a few months until I could see roots forming. I then potted them into compost and three flourished, one of which you can see here! Years ago, I tried the “correct” method for propagating rubber plants by cutting into the stem and wrapping it up with soil inside a polythene bag but keeping it attached to the plant itself. Yes, very fiddly and not as successful. When I dug up the original plant, I saw it was rotten inside, possibly too much watering or just too old.)
Mr P kindly gave me some of his wallflowers last week. He has tweeted that his look rather unhealthy, as do mine, but I think they should pick up once they settle in.
I noticed this rather confused primula in amongst the perennial geraniums and the Catmint! What will it look like in the spring? Will it flower again?
The Nerine looks good with that perennial geranium! I will have to pull out a lot of the geranium, it is taking over the garden, with some help from the forget-me-nots, already!
I have featured the rather moth-eaten, or rather caterpillar-eaten, leaves of the Brussels but the sprouts themselves are doing well, as I had hoped they would.
That fuschia goes on and on! I enjoy it every year. Behind it is another bloom on the rose bush I thought was dying at the start of the season. I have had to cut back a lot of dead wood but it has continued to flower through the summer although the foliage is not as healthy as usual.
That’s it for another week. Granny’sGardenHimIndoors and I are looking forward to seeing our granddaughter and perhaps visiting an RSPB site so that she can use her binoculars and her bird book. Unfortunately, where we live, we are nearly one and a half hours from the nearest site but will go for most of the day so I hope she will enjoy it.