The last few days have been lovely – I hope it continues over the weekend for those of you who aren’t retired yet!
This week there is rather a mixture of subjects for my Six-on-Saturday. I have been exposing the stepping stones which, you will see later, had been almost covered by the grass.
Anyway, the sun is shining and there are so many jobs to do in the garden and the curry to make for tea so here are my Six-on-Saturday.
This is the Christmas cactus that was rescued from the vine weevils. I did think the tiny pink buds at the tips of the leaves were more flowers but they are the new leaves forming. I have had this plant before but don’t remember them coming through like this. I must say I think it is most attractive.
The deep pink haze that is the new buds forming on the Tamarisk tree looks good behind the fresh foliage of the Berberis. I was trimming off some of the dead wood in the tree when I heard this gentle twittering above me. A beautiful goldfinch was singing away in the sunshine! It looked spectacular against the Tamarisk buds and the blue sky. There was no point rushing in to get my Nexus to take a picture, the bird would have gone and I don’t think I would have done it justice.
Inevitably, there is a certain amount of déjà vu now that I am well into my second year of this wonderful blog!
Before…. during…. and after the tidying of the stepping stones. I rarely manage to remove the turf evenly around the stones but the gaps seem to fill themselves very quickly. I generated two completely full tubtrugs with the “edges”. The slabs are much closer together and smaller than those in Mr Propagator’s lawn, but then I take much smaller steps than he does and have smaller feet, as you would expect!
I just thought this was a very pretty narcissus next to the forget-me-nots and, in a couple of weeks time, the perennial geranium will complement it too!
Courgettes are coming through nicely! I am hoping for a couple more because the two I planted out last year had quite a few that went rotten at the ends long before they were ready to pick.
I thought it was time to feature the perennial geranium, rather than it being a side issue. There are plenty to dig out, but not yet.
It’s a few weeks since I showed you the compost container made for me, personally, by Mr Propagator. Well, you will have to wait until next week because I have already done at least 6 pictures – maybe a couple more – and don’t want to push my luck!
The rhubarb is nearly ready for the first crumble but Granny’sGardenHimIndoors will have to wait a few days for that.
Have a good weekend and enjoy your gardens.