Six-on-Saturday 22-12-2018

Right, so, the daylight is starting to stretch out as we speak/write but I can’t find any spring flowers yet. For the first week in ages, I couldn’t find any of that perennial geranium in flower. Never mind, I managed to find six items for this week’s Six-on-Saturday although some of you may not find it easy to find anything of real interest. (How many “finds” can you find in this paragraph?)

Here are my Six-on-Saturday for this week.

1)

This plant has been on a shelf in the bathroom for nearly 10 years and was quite happy until about a month ago when its leaves all started curling up and turning brown. I took it apart and found very little soil but plenty of very wet roots. I have tried the Mr P approach and split it into 3 separate plants then put them on the conservatory windowsill where I hope they might pick up and produce some new shoots soon. (That table needs to be rubbed down and revarnished.)

2)

The perfumed narcissus bulbs are progressing slowly but definitely won’t be in bloom by Christmas!

3)

I am pretty sure that those are irises starting to show in the first trough. Nearly all the garden pots/ troughs are planted with the many bulbs given to us earlier in the year by a kind relative. Most of the containers are showing some growth.

4)

That geum won’t give up! Meanwhile, there is so much cutting back and removing of dead foliage around the flowerbeds, I must go out and get on with it before it rains again.

5)

The cyclamen foliage is very pretty in amongst all those fallen leaves.

6)

How else could I finish? I know you will notice that it’s not a real tree (although many people have been fooled by it, especially since it drops the occasional “pine” needles!) but I bought it about 15 years ago and it is still going strong. The decorations may not be the most tasteful but all have memories, especially the “toilet roll” and homemade Santas. (How many can you spot?)

Happy Christmas to all you Sos participants. I hope you have a good time however you spend it. We are very lucky because every year for the last 17 Christmases, we have been invited to Mr Propagator’s for Christmas day with his lovely wife and delightful children. His skills are not restricted to the garden, he and Mrs P produce an exceptional meal, with the rest of the family providing the entertainment! On Boxing Day, we go to our son’s for the day and are entertained by him and his lovely family – lucky us! Have a good week.

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6 thoughts on “Six-on-Saturday 22-12-2018

  1. I also have some geum flowers and bulbs coming in my Six. And I found it abnormal for the season … We are all the same.
    I’m sure you’ll have a tasty dinner for Christmas Eve. I read that Jonathan harvested some nice carrots and parsnips … maybe soon on your plate! Merry Christmas to all of you.

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  2. Haha, that’s funny about the toilet roll decorations…we had some of those for many years! Nice to see a long view of your garden Granny, and the very nice area you live in. It sounds as though you’ll be having a splendid Christmas.

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