Another busy week in the garden. Sun, strong winds and showers kept me and the Gnome busy both inside and out. Lots more seeds planted and the cloches are full with pots of Hope and the construction of the raised vegetable beds are nearing completion. Over the weeks I have enjoyed photos shared by fellow gardening bloggers of Spring bulbs and flowers. Today I decided to share some of my favourites. Sorry, no Daffodils. I only had a couple of mini-jonquils which were quickly shredded by the wind.
These were inherited from a friend who bought several bags from the centre isles at Lidls … going cheap, cheap.
I really love the array of colours and the wonderful scent they emit as you walk past. I have placed them strategically in pots all along my front terrace and entrance to the house.
Never fails to bring a smile and brighten the borders with minimal attention.
4. Bottle Brush
It has a ‘posh’ name … but bottle brush is fine for now
5. Delosperma (Ice Plant)
I love this plant! Don’t be tempted to try and grow in shady areas … it needs a lot of sun.
6. An unwanted visitor
Friday, bending down tending to my seeds and seedlings I felt something watching me. I looked up very, very slowly and there he was, about 8-9 cm long about 50 cm from my face. Much to my surprise I did not let out a blood curdling scream, no. I backed away very carefully and run (well more like a hop-skip) and grabbed my moblile phone. I am still trying to identify the critter but it looks very similiar to one we had several years ago. Unfortunately, the battery on my proper camera was flat and the zoom on my mobile non-existent, so with shaky hands this is the best of a very bad batch of photos. BAttery now charged waiting for my next critter encounter.
That’s a wrap for this Six on Saturday, folks. The sun is shining so I am back in the garden to absorb some Vitamin D and finish painting wood for the raised beds. … and maybe plant some more seeds. You can NEVER have enough seedlings.
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