Six on Saturday (1 January 2022)

Will the relentlessly mild and miserable damp weather never end? Oh for some blue sky and winter sunshine to relieve the monotonous grey squelchfest of the past week or so. Oh for the chilly, sub-zero nights of this time last year to create some photogenic sparkly frost-tinged foliage to include in a Six on Saturday. Oh for… What was that? “And Happy New Year to you too?” Err… apologies. Happy New Year. On a more positive note, the days are getting longer (well, I assume they are, it’s been so dark and dank most days it’s rather hard to tell) and it’s the start of a new gardening year; time to start browsing the sites of online plant purveyors for seeds in readiness to sow this and that. Now there’s something to look forward to… and I’m sure all the slugs and snails that are enjoying this warm wet winter are thinking the same thing. Anyway, enough moaning. It’s time for Six on Saturday.

1. First up, a view of the garden in all it’s resplendent dreariness. However, there are a few ‘summer’ flowers to be found here and there, though just like the Christmas decorations once the festive season is over, they look a little sad somehow.

2. Like this Geranium sanguineum. Bloody Cranesbill, doesn’t it know what time of year it is?

3. The Lavender out the front also seems confused.

4. Rosa ‘Alec’s Red’ is still sporting the odd bloom.

5. As is Calendula ‘Snow Princess.’ She’s been flowering for months now and shows no sign of stopping.

6. Still, the Viburnum carlesii ‘Compactum’ has finally shed its leaves, festooning a nearby fern with its faded foliage. About time too.

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 Right, I’m off to make a cheese, Pastinaca sativa and Salvia officinalis roulade. Wish me luck with the rolling of the roulade stage.


19 thoughts on “Six on Saturday (1 January 2022)

  1. That was a surreal Six on Saturday, are you sure you’re in the right hemisphere? šŸ˜‰ Do hope you get some sun, we finally did today, although it’s T-shirt weather, so so strange. Love the sound of your roulade, Pastinaca sativa, lovely.

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  2. Lovely colours again. Like you, I think Christmas decorations start to look sad on Boxing day. I did enjoy your display of Christmas tree decorations last week. I decided not to photo the toilet roll Santa’s on our tree. (Did I mention that last week?) Have a good New Year .

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  3. The roulade sounds rather nice – good luck with it! I also have geraniums in flower and I dread to think how many slug eggs are being laid! Anyway HNY to you and yours and I wish you many good gardening days ahead.

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    1. And to you and yours. I found a baby slug on the milk cooler the other morning and was foolishly soft hearted and released it into the garden. I’m bound to regret that. The roulade turned out well thanks – although there was an anxious moment during the turning out of the tray stage.


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