Hello and welcome to this weeks Six on Saturday.
Is it Saturday? I am not sure anymore. This dystopian world that we live in is turning everyday into Groundhog Day.
Thank god for my garden, exercise, beef and Star Trek Voyager on Netflix. I may have to whisper this but my garden needs rain!!!! There I said it. I know at the start of the year most parts of the country have had a horrific amount of rain but at the moment parts of my garden are as dry as the Gobi Dessert. I really don’t want to get the hose out at the beginning of April partly because I don’t want the neighbours to think I am mad watering the garden so early in the year but mostly because I ran my van over the connector on the hose and I need another one. I am watering my pots with the watering can as and when however and I have made a point of watering and feeding my roses. I am sure I am just being paranoid and hopefully we will have a full April showers soon.
Oh hang on I have just looked out the window and we have had a small shower.
Here is my six
1. Senicio Angel Wings
The Propagator replied to a tweet yesterday about Senicio Angel Wings and I believed it was my duty to stick my oar in and tell him how brilliant mine had recovered after looking extremely sorry for itself last Autumn after all the rain we had last summer. However when O went out to take a photo of how well they looked I noticed that some blighter had already been nibbling it. So I have moved the pot it is planted away from the Ivy it is beside to somewhere a little more isolated.
2. Sempervivum Devils Touch
This is one of my favourite Sempervivums 8 have for at the moment. It has longish velvet leaves are all camouflage colours. In fact I moved this from a shady place to a more sunnier place and the colours have quickly changed from a light khaki green to brown. As you can see from the out of focus photo it is starting to produce little chicks. I have written a more detailed blog about Sempervivums here Sempervivums April 2020 especially for granny.
This Hebe is a random small plant I found next to a Hebe that must have been in the garden for about 18 years. I have transferred it another part of the garden and it is now 4 years old. It is now growing fast and the vibrant lime green, apple green and racing green colours stand out like a beacon at the moment. This is by far the healthiest looking plant I have in the garden at the moment. Also think the above picture will make a good jigsaw.
4. Tulip Spring Green
This is my second tulip to flower. Unfortunately I had planted them in a shallow pot and when I noticed these were struggling I put them in a deeper plant pot. However the flowers are slightly deformed as you can see. They still look good though.
5. Aqualegia Salmon Rose
Not the best photo but my first seed grown Aqualegia Salmon Rose is about to flower. I sowed the seeds 18 months ago and I can’t wait to see what the flowers look like. According to some pages on the web they look like Clematis flowers.
6. Bergenia flower
I bought a couple of specimen Bergenias beginning of last year. Unfortunately I have lost the label for this one. However as you can see the flowers are fantastic. Such a sharp pink colour and as you can see they are perfectly formed. Bergenias to me really aren an important plant to have in the garden as they offer protection to insects all year round. Just as long as they are friendly insects and not the ones that damage the plants.
That is my six.
The weather this weekend looks good so I will be spending all of it in the garden sowing some more perennial seeds, potting up some Dahlias and placing them in a cold frame. Whilst obviously social distancing.
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Until next week goodbye.