Today, like most other Saturdays, I am joining with The Propagator and friends for another Six on Saturday. The clocks change this weekend, skewing the rapidly diminishing hours of daylight in favour mornings. Personally I don’t much mind when the hours fall; by this point in year it still gets light after I wake up and dark before I go to bed regardless of the hour time shift. Earlier this year my brother mentioned the EU were abolishing the twice-yearly clock changes as of 2021/2022 (depending on whether a country chose winter or summer hours): this was the first I’d heard of it but he was, of course, correct. Despite our unceremonious departure from the EU, this would also have affected us under the transition deal (although our dear Prime Minister doesn’t appear to put much store in honouring agreements). Anyway, the long and short of it is that with everything else going on, the EU has pretty much forgotten about the whole thing: the clock changes remain!
Back to the topic in hand:
1. Anemone sylvestris
As it continues to bully the other plants in the owl-pine garden, Anemone sylvestris compensates for it’s behaviour by providing a bit of autumn loveliness. The shaggy seed heads gently waft about in the wind, of which we’ve had our fair share recently, adding a touch of whimsy to the corner of the garden it calls home. Thankfully it doesn’t seem to spread by seed; it does enough of that through it’s roots.
2. Owl Pot
While we’re in the owl-pine garden, here’s an owl.
3. Hesperantha coccinea
The wet and mild weather of recent weeks has encouraged this young chap to put a bit more effort in. It had a slow and lacklustre start but has now really picked up it’s game. If the weather carries on as it is, we might be in for a vintage year, if a slightly soggy one.
4. Cyclamen coum
I was pleased to see a couple Cyclamen coum (I think) have seeded themselves next to a pot of mint. For reasons I’m unsure of, C. coum has never been able to thrive in my garden. I don’t know how they got to be here – ants probably – but they’re more than welcome all the same.
5. Mystery Body Parts
Last weekend I finally got round to sorting out the patio a little bit. When I was pulling the bedding out of one of the larger pots, I also pulled out the back half of an unidentified rodent. I was a little surprised to say the least. I think it’s a squirrel with the tail (and the top half of it’s body) missing, however I’m open to suggestions.
6. Begonias in a Bucket
Back by popular demand: Flowers in a Bucket. Here are a few of the Begonias I took out of the patio pots. They still look pretty good but I wanted to get the winter bedding in; the Begonias will have to sit the tail end of the year out under the bench in the greenhouse.
That brings us to the end of today’s Six on Saturday. We’re off out for the weekend, so apologies if I’m unresponsive. Have a great weekend!