A brisk Six on Saturday as I’m feeling cream-crackered. I suspect the most green-fingered thing I’ll do today is put up the artificial Christmas Tree, but fingers crossed I may resume the bulb planting tomorrow.
1. First up, a houseplant. They don’t feature very often in my Six on Saturdays but this was rather noteworthy. I’ve been growing bored of the post-Covid loss of smell and taste. On a whim I decided to rub a Pelargonium leaf between finger and thumb to see if I could detect the slightest whiff of the lemon-sherbety foliage. And you know what? I could!
2. Keen to see if I could detect the scent of any other fragrant foliage I went outside and sought out a Corsican mint I planted earlier in the year. Again, success. This bodes well.
3. Several weekends ago I planted up a pot for a bit of evergreen interest during the winter months. It contains a new fern (don’t tell my wife), a variegated ivy, a red cyclamen and some primula or other.
4. Talking of evergreens, the Clematis ‘Freckles’ is continuing to climb up the garden arch. It’s growing surprisingly quickly.
5. I always forget I have the Cotoneaster horizontalis as it’s hidden away in a corner behind the Buddleia. To take this photo I had to clamber over a few bags of manure and negotiate several trays of primula, getting snagged by a standard rose in the process. I must tidy things up a bit.
6. And finally… This Rudbeckia ‘Daisies Mixed’ is still going strong. The least said about the ‘Cherry Brandy’ variety the better.
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. Stay safe.