Six on Saturday 5th May 2018

Good morning and welcome to SOS.

I need water! Yes you heard me right. I realise it has been a tad inclement darn sarf but it has been pretty dry up here for a good 3 – 4 weeks. I have exhausted the water in my 2 water butts and have watered the garden with the hose a few times but the garden could really do with a couple of days rain. We had rain on Wednesday but it was basically just a light shower.

Garden wise I have tried to spend at least an hour a night pottering around after work. I have received another delivery of tender Sedums and Aenoniums from Surreal Succulents . I am becoming a bit addicted with this company and I am going to have to reign myself in as I am going to have no where to put them in the winter.

Here is my SOS. I hope you enjoy it.

1. Tender Sedums

Above we have 2 of my tender Sedum collection. Sedum Crocodile and Sedum Clavactum. I find these so interesting and you can see subtle changes every week. They are slow growing which is good because it teaches me patience. When I first started out I was an impatient gardener but overtime gardening teaches you patience which helps me mentally and helps me relax.

2. Tulips


Slowly but surely my tulips are starting to show. Too to bottom we have Tulip Cairo, Tulip Ronaldo and Tulip Carnival de Rio. I am taking a bit of a shine to Tulip Cairo. It is a lovely complex orange colour and if I knew how beautiful they were I would have put them in a pot and not in the border. In the background we have Primrose Firecracker. I honestly thought these had been killed off during the wet winter and the beast from the east but they have added a stunning splash of colour I am sure you will agree.

3. Bergenia Winterglut


A welcome addition to the border, A Spectacular flowerer. This is becoming a firm favourite.

4. Gravel garden


Really pleased how this is coming along. This is not very big but it is crammed with plants many of them Sedums. The only problem is perhaps it is too crowded but I will cross that bridge when I come to it. In this picture we have Sedum Goldfinger on the rifgt, the yellow one is Sedum Acre Aureum, Saxifraga Highlander Red and Echeveria Duchess of Nuremberg. The pots on the right has some Sempervivum in them.

5. Lavender in a pot


As mentiomed ina previous post I bought 18 lavender plug plants from J Parkers. I have planted 8 in the garden but they are not really doing anything.  Hopefully they will start growing soon, I have planted the rest in pots and will place them around the patio.  They will add some fragrance and some colour in the summer.

6.  Perennial Viola hanging basket


When I was in Scotland I bought a few Violas.  I have put them in a hanging basket and they seem to be ok at the moment, it will be interesting to see how it looks the middle of summer..   In this picture we have 2 varieties Marin and Etain.

That’s my SOS.  The sun is out and that means one thing for it…..a weekend in the garden and a few cheeky pints.   One of the pubs in Berwick has a beer festival.  Happy days.

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Thanks for reading



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