Another week, another storm. Thankfully all the fences are still standing and the swing seat cover didn’t take flight. Now let’s see, what else has happened since last I wrote? Oh yes, those spur of the moment tulip bulbs I ordered weeks ago finally arrived on Wednesday together with a rather hideous watering can bauble (kudos to the photographer who somehow made it look rather charming in the catalogue). The decidedly dubious decoration will get hidden at the back of the Christmas tree, out of sight, out of mind, and the bulbs will get planted in a pot tomorrow. Talking of bulbs and pots…
1. I found this lurking behind a large terracotta pot last weekend. Initially I was stumped but I have a feeling these may be some Narcissus ‘Tête-à-tête’ that were purchased in bud to add some early indoor spring colour at the beginning of the year. I thought I’d planted them in one of the borders after they’d finished flowering. Apparently not.
2. Zinnia ‘Jazzy Mixture’ has proved to be surprisingly hassle free and low maintenance as far as Zinnias go. Two solitary flowers remain. I’ll miss them when they finish.
3. The strong winds have left the translucent silvery seed-heads of the Lunaria annua looking a little ragged in places. A biennial, it can get a little bit too enthusiastic with its self-seeding but is easy enough to pull up or move elsewhere.
4. Next up, Fuchsia ‘Army Nurse.’ It featured a while back but when a plant is still looking this good it seems a shame not to share it again.
5. Nearby, over in the patio border, there are a few Garlic Chive skeletons. I should probably collect some of the seed and have a go at sowing it next spring. It makes a rather lovely late summer flowering allium. Tasty too.
6. And finally… yes, it’s another Viola.
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.