We have just had a few days in sunnier climes, that is, visiting our younger daughter in Dubai. Lovely, warm weather but hungry mosquitoes were a nuisance.
Anyway, using my daughter’s garden and a few from home, here are my Six-on-Saturday for this week.
The bougainvillea (I have just checked the spelling but this tablet doesn’t like it!) are beautiful all year round in Dubai. Years ago I asked whether it loses its flowers and leaves in winter? The question from one grandson was “What’s winter, Granny?”
The perfume from this huge jasmine tree is lovely. The flowers are quite unusual but, again, go on most of the year.
Back home, water lying in parts of the garden where I haven’t seen it before. Too squelchy for me to tread on to remove that dandelion.
I picked up these bags of horse manure from a local farm. Am I getting older or are they packing more into the sacks? I could hardly lift them into the boot of the car. Never mind, I now shovel it out to where I need it rather than trying to lift it again.
There are lots of these Cerinthe Major seedlings showing already. They seem to have survived the recent frosts so we shall see what happens to them before the spring.
I think our resident cat has the right idea. Maybe I will curl up and have a snooze…… but no, that’s what old people do so off outside while the sun is shining!
Enjoy your weekend in the garden.