Just a quick six this week, we are busy with grandchildren!
Hoping the winds haven’t caused you too much damage.
Here are my Six-on-Saturday for this week.
It’s “Buddy Week” this time. So many buds appearing. This is the fig tree. Always looks promising but no edible fruit since Granny’sGardenHimIndoors was given it as a birthday present at least 5 years ago. It looks healthy though.
Although I was worried about the Pittosporum last year, once the heavy rains of last spring died out, it stopped dropping leaves and was fine all summer. Looks promising for this year.
This is a relative of the Bridal Veil shrub. It has clusters of small, white flowers but doesn’t have the lovely “drooping” branches.
The magnolia stellata isn’t covered in buds but there are enough to provide a reasonable display in a few weeks time.
The lilac tree. Always reliable (I hope I don’t regret saying that!) and a fragrance that immediately takes me back to childhood.
Garden accessory of the week.
My #1 son-in-law mentioned that he was going to try blackberry twigs as a deterrent/barrier for slugs. I am finding it quite effective as a deterrent/barrier for the local cat population on my raised bed!
That’s it for this week. I may be a bit more colourful next week!