Back to winter, or is this the autumn following summer last week? The garden is rather wet, again, but we just need to put on the wellies and plod through it……. BUT FIRST….
A SAFETY WARNING about dangerous garden equipment:
THE GARDEN WASTE BIN.
It looks innocent enough, but I propped it open so that I could empty another Tub Trug full of forget-me-nots into it and the lid came down hitting me rather hard, resulting in a colourful bruise above my eye! (No, I will not put you off your breakfast by showing a picture of that……. although there isn’t much other colour in this week’s six!!)
Here is my Six for this week.
I have an awkward gap between the greenhouse and the slab and the lawn so I planted some Stonecrop. It doesn’t usually flower but I am happy enough with the red and green foliage.
Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb. Three completely different rhubarb plants – in fact I think there are a couple more around the flower beds but that would just become boring! I may have mentioned how well it does where I don’t really want it to be!
The Lychnis Coronaria behind the Cerinthe Major looks healthy. I find that if I deadhead it religiously, it lasts for months. It is the standard deep pink variety – I found some seeds of the nice white one so will try germinating those for next year.
Purple Loosestrife in front of a Hollyhock that comes back every year. My #1 son-in-law gave me the Loosestrife many years ago and it does well consistently. It needs to be staked firmly since it grows to about 90cm tall. (I will need one of my many cane toppers for that!)
The Peony’s looking promising! I will need to stake that very soon. You may have noticed the perennial geranium in a couple of photos, well you can see it at the back (and front) beginning to show its true colours!
At last!!!! MY TULIPS. I know….. I much prefer tulips in the garden and I only have about half a dozen…… but why is it that when you are weeding, the only stems that get broken are the ones you are being most careful to avoid? Never mind, I hope it will open out soon.
Well, that’s another six. We are off to Sunday lunch with Mr and Mrs Propagator tomorrow. ( I hope that thermometer has a good rinse before the Sunday roast is checked!!!)
Looking forward to seeing the rest of the Sixes-on-Saturday. There are so many now, it is becoming difficult to read them all. Maybe if the forecast is correct, I will just stay inside and do that instead of gardening in the rain!