We had a few most enjoyable, but very wet, days in Cornwall this week. The hotel is attached to a golf course and the course never closes. The greenkeepers must get very frustrated seeing the state it gets into from guests simply walking on it, or rather sliding across it! Anyway, we had a very relaxing time and came back to glorious sunshine here yesterday.
Time for this week’s Six-on-Saturday.
I didn’t realise I had a white crocus. A bit lonely but rather pretty.
Just behind the crocus, the rhubarb is progressing albeit slowly. A few weeks until I can make a crumble. It is being sold in the shops for £8.50 a kilogram…..I think we will wait.🤔
Daisies! I will mow the lawn later today if the rain keeps away. When we were young, my sister and I would rush out to pick all the daisies before our father could run the mower over them. Then we would make daisy chains which were always shrivelled up by the end of the day. (Yes, there were mowers in those days, thank you, but not electric or motorised ones.)
We have broccoli!! I know that the fruit cage(s) are not completed as they should be, but at least we should get a few pickings soon. This year’s broccoli seeds have not germinated yet although the Brussels are growing quite well in the greenhouse.
The pale green shoots in the middle of the picture are the dicentra spectabilis which I usually forget about until it is in bloom. I’ll keep an eye on it this year. (I’ve just noticed the cane-topper and the fallen cane which I used to support the plant last year.)
That “red” clematis which I was initially so disappointed with due to it not really being a proper red, is growing well with lots of buds. The more observant of you may have noticed a dishwasher pipe-support in the picture. Now, you remember a few weeks ago I showed you a use for a spare dishwasher-salt funnel (filling toilet roll holders with compost for the sweet pea seeds), well, I thought how easy it would be for someone* to accidentally tread on and ruin the clematis stem. Going round the garage looking in all the drawers and on all the shelves for ideas of how to protect it, I noticed a couple of these. Perfect.👍😃 Should I paint it, stain it, crochet a cover for it………..no, I will wait for the surrounding plants to provide their own cover. The cat-mint nearby takes over most things, so that should do nicely. 🤭😉
*No, not Grannysgardenhimindoors (he’s not allowed on the flowerbeds). I have been known to step back straight onto a precious plant when admiring something else in the garden! Silly me. 👩🌾😬
Enjoy your weekend.