A rather last-minute Six on Saturday today. Despite the lousy weather yesterday, Saturday hasn’t been as bad as originally forecast. Blustery but mainly dry, some sun and surprisingly balmy temperatures; I actually managed to get stuff done in the garden.
1. Our new shed is ready to be delivered and my wife and I spent a few hours this morning in a workshop down at the Shed place painting two of the panels that are going up against the fence.
The afternoon was spent cutting the grass and emptying the old shed. There was the odd manly shriek (largish shiny black spiders seem to like the damp and rotting conditions in there) but I’ve managed to cram everything into the blue shed for now.
2. The mini growhouse that used to be in this corner was dismantled later in the afternoon to make room for a tree. After the unfortunate demise of the original tree that was intended for this spot (see last week’s SOS) I’ve order a new one online. The soil is pretty poor (there’s a lot of gravel) so I’m going to have to do a bit of enriching with some organic matter.
The mini growhouse might be reassembled against the new shed, though I have my eye on a tiny lean-to aluminum and glass greenhouse…
3. There has been time to stop and stare though. The leaves of the cyclamens seem to have suddenly appeared.
4. There’s still quite a bit of colour in the garden and the Oxalis (recently split and distributed here and there) is flowering again.
5. The ‘Early Sunrise’ golden coreposis, grown from seed last year, is still going strong. Fingers are crossed that it will survive another winter.
6. And finally… The Cotoneaster horizontalis is hidden away in the shade by the house and I often forget it’s there. The bees love the tiny flowers and the blackbirds usually go for the berries. This one came from my mum’s garden up in Wales.
And they were my Six on Saturday. For more Sixes on Saturday, from all around the world, take a look at the site of the chap who started it all over at https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com.