Good morning and welcome to another Six on Saturday. Today is a quick one, but never fear: more Six on Saturdays are available over at The Propagator. Congratulations to him, by the way; he did a 100km run last weekend. Read all about it here. Without further ado:
Nothing beats a fresh slug trail on a fine spring morning. Interestingly, this particular individual doesn’t seem to have eaten anything, just left huge smears of slime over a number of plants. I read somewhere that the big ‘uns mostly eat rotting things; it’s the little b****rs you’ve got to watch out for.
I realised I’d forgotten to sow these so they’re only couple of weeks old, but they’re certainly making up for it.
3. Sweet Pepper
While we’re on the subject of sweet things, there’s a little pepper forming on this here plant. It was the only seed to germinate out of that packet and I think it has absorbed the life-force of the other seeds. It’s been was ahead of the curve since it germinated and looks determined to succeed. Good for you, little pepper plant!
4. Opium Poppies
I usually let them grow when they decide to pop up, and there seem to be a lot of them around this year. In the past I’ve had some rather nice deep purple double flowers, so we’ll see what happens here.
My little Allium patch is doing nicely. It featured on a previous Six on Saturday, in less lush surroundings. Directly behind is Aconitum carmichaelli, to the right Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’, to the left Ribes sanguineum ‘Kind Edward VII’.
6. Corydalis elata
This one is a relative of the more widely available Corydalis flexuosa, and has been crossed with flexuosa to create a number of hybrids. You can see a slight curl on the edges of some of the leaves – this is due to the cold weather we had during April. It hasn’t done any serious damage, and the plant is now growing away quite happily.
That’s all for today’s Six on Saturday. Thanks for popping by, enjoy your weekend!