Top o’ the morning to you. Or indeed afternoon or evening. Another week has been and gone (where it went I’m not sure), bringing us back round to another Saturday and another Six things from the garden. The Propagator is, as usual, presenting many other Six on Saturday offerings so do pop over and take a look. There’s nothing particularly spectacular going on in the garden this week, but plenty of promise and even the odd bit of resilience on show too.
1. Bonny Bellis
They’re common as muck but they bring a little bit of good cheer to the garden on those dull days where such things are in short supply.
2. Super Snowdrops
This clump of doubles is well ahead, taking full advantage of the shelter offered by the Weeping Hazel that hangs above it. This one’s a double, so the flowers are mostly sterile and last for longer than your run-of-the-mill singles.
3. A Tale of Two Oxalis – Part I
Oxalis convexula has been working on this little flower for a while now. I assume at some point it might deign to open up for me. In the mean time, the leaves are filling out nicely and looking suitably fresh and verdant.
4. A Tale of Two Oxalis – Part II
While the first Oxalis seems to clinging to perpetual youth, never quite reaching maturity, this one (‘Slack’s Peacock’) seems to be desperately clinging to days gone by. It’s meant to be a spring grower and flowerer but in mid-December, despite being kept dry, it decided to put out a few extra leaves and this rather sad looking flower. There’s no telling some people.
5. Aristolochia californica
Back in the autumn I was watching this one with baited breath, hoping it might just make it into flower. It didn’t. This frost-cooked bud is all that remains of it’s efforts. Never mind; next year perhaps.
6. Pennisetum (of some description)
I’ve never been particularly impressed by this one, although in it’s defence, I don’t think it’s too impressed with it’s positioning either. I’ve recently changed my mind about it. I wouldn’t say I’m impressed but I’m certainly more kindly disposed to it than I was previously. Perhaps it deserves a spot a bit more to it’s liking.
That’s it for this week. Have an excellent weekend!