What a beautiful day it was yesterday and today looks promising too. The resultant photos were too bright but, I hope, clear enough. This morning is very frosty so it will be a while before I can go out to weed and prune.
Meanwhile, here is my Six-on-Saturday for this week.
I took this several days ago just as I was about to prune the gaura. I hadn’t noticed the red stems before. They don’t quite compete with the dogwood but pretty none the less.
The gaura had a couple of week’s reprieve, then this giant decided to attack it!
Looks a bit tidier now. I’ve left the penstemon just now, but cleared out nearly all of the perennial geraniums and nearly all of the forget-me-nots. There are plenty of bulbs showing around the garden now in fact there is a group between the bird and the pruned lavender
I’ve started to fill in the border at the front of the greenhouse having removed the stonecrop and the weeds. It will need a lot more stones but it’s better.
I always think the chunky buds of the peonies are a promising sign of spring.
I have found the first snowdrops – badly photographed and too bright but very welcome.
My homemade bucket/bin mop. A few strips of towel stapled to the end of a pole. It’s very effective and saves me putting my arm too far down into grubby bins, invariably getting mud or gunge up my sleeve. I didn’t want to use the in-house floor mop and can’t get to Wilko at the moment, so this suffices.
There are now 14 of the 16 of Fred’s Sweet peas showing. 🙂
That’s it again. It’s getting near to the main seed sowing season now so time to wash the flowerpots and seed trays.
Have a good weekend in the garden.