WoW! My fellow gardeners in the UK are really suffering with the snow. I hope your gardens are okay and there are not too many plant casualties.
My Six on Saturday this week is once again restricted… Determined not to miss a week this roving reporter did manage to hobble round on her crutches (not that I want any sympathy) with my camera slung around my neck to take some photographs.
While we’ve not had snow we’ve had some heavy rain and gusts of winds 70km plus. Living right by the ocean, we do enjoy the full force of nature’s wrath and as I write this comment the rain is lashing down driven by the wind, so it is almost horizontal.
Regardless of where we live us Brits do love to talk about the weather so my curiosity led me to discover a new website so I am delighted to find a semi-accurate weather site www.ventusky.com. It certainly predicted the onset of rain within 30 minutes today, which was a win-win as far as getting washing dried.
We also had a minor earthquake in the Algarve on Thursday. The IPMA site recorded the epicentre was located in Silves. The tremor, with a magnitude of 3.3, was the highest in Portugal for several months.
2. Recycling Rainwater for Dry Days
One of my many passions is saving water. We have a couple of waterbutts to collect the rain water for dry spells. Yes, we have several, even during the winter.
3.Mosaic Bird Bath
I recently completed this mosaic project. I’m just glad OH bolted it to a paving slab to stop it blowing away!
4. Pregnant Onion (Albuca Bracteata)
It’s babies grow on the outside of the bulb.
I’ve been waiting for this to flower for months.
5. Tray of Hope
I now have an abundance of seeds still waiting to be planted. I gave up on planting my own seeds a few years ago so you Sixers have done well to persuade me to try again.
6. Sprouting Garlic
As these cloves of garlic were sprouting and was not much use for culinary purposes I decided to plant in a pot to see what happens. I will go in search of some seed garlic heads at some point, but for now these will have to suffice. OH said it won’t grow. What do you think?
That’s it for this week. Now I’m off to check out some other gardens.