Six on Saturday – Not Going Out

We made it to another Six on Saturday, hurrah!   If you are curious, pop on over to The Prop’s and find out what the rest of the gang are up to.  For some it will be spring, for some it will be autumn, but we are all united by one thing.   Things have slowed down, there is no need to rush as tomorrow will be soon enough, there is time to consider and immerse ourselves in the moment.  I find that very comforting in these strange times.  Let us meander to over to my chosen ones.

Firstly, we have a sublime double purple tulip.  I’ve looked for the label, but nothing.  I’ve looked for the packaging, but nothing.  Someone needs a firm talking to.  It is not the first time this has happened.  The worse thing is that it is a dreadful example to my esteemed clients, whom I mercilessly nag about keeping everything labelled.  It is a bit like telling everyone to stay home and then travelling to your holiday home 150 miles away.

Next we have the knicker elastic radishes, looking rather dandy.  I have been watering and cooing words of encouragement.  Their neighbours in the pot, some spring onions, have also begun to emerge.  Always a miracle.

Onto the red Woolies acer looking resplendent against the white-washed wall.  I think I might have used a similar photograph before, but I reckoned that nobody would remember or if they did, they wouldn’t care.

Now we have a jolly osteospermum.  The foliage is quite frankly rather ropey, as would befit any decent osteo at this time of year.  The flower is wonderful.  My head says “trim it back”, my heart says “not on your Nellie”.  Another battle to be waged.

Then one of my favourites in the garden, Anemone nemorosa ‘Robinsoniana’.  Every year I chop back the fuchsia in the front garden to allow this ethereal beauty to shine.  By the time the fuchsia has grown back, her moment in the spotlight is over and she is happy to play second fiddle.

Lastly the bronze fennel, Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’, that I dug up and disposed of a couple of years ago.  I may have left an iddy biddy bit behind.  Talking of behind.  Fat Ol’s sister Daisy thought my photo would be greatly enhanced by the addition of a sunbathing pussycat.  I agree.

That’s yer lot for another week, my friends.  Stay safe and well and home!

35 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – Not Going Out

  1. Did you whitewash the wall to show off the Acer, or did you plant the Acer against a previously prepared wall? Either way, the wall looks lovely and the Acer looks lovely, too. 🤔Pretty Six-on-Saturday.

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  2. The acer leaves colours are beautiful at the moment. I have the same acer as you, and I took great pictures with the blue sky yesterday. I should post them today or tomorrow. What purity this flower of Anemone nemorosa !

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  3. Lots of stunning photos there. I think the Acer might be my favourite. That tulip is a beauty. When I was pricking out and potting on seedlings yesterday I through caution to the wind and decided not to bother labelling each pot. I’m sure I’ll remember what they all are…!

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  4. Everyone is sowing madly! Except me, I have seeds, I have pots and I even have compost, but what I don’t have is a greenhouse and the conservatory is still full of overwintering pelargoniums and assorted plants and it does get very hot at the moment, so not ideal for seeds. I’m aiming for direct sowing in May. I am envious of the yellow osteospermum. My orange one got killed by the BftE and I haven’t found one to replace it yet. Next year.


    1. You got spammed, just found you! What rude word did you use? All my veg were sown outside, have got lettuce, spinnach (just germinated) and spring onions as well, all in big pots. The only small problem is they have needed watering as it has been so dry. My pellies have been outside all winter. I am a tough mumma. 😀


      1. Thanks for releasing me from spam jail. My pellies haven’t done too well indoors so they might stay out next winter. Some of the scented ones did and are fine.

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  5. Such a lovely thing is wood anemone. My big clump of blue, presumably ‘Robinsoniana’ has started seeding about, nearly but not quite white, I don’t have the heart to remove them which I suspect I’ll regret. I have a deeper blue one for which I have no name, gnash gnash!

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  6. I too have fallen for the anemone nemerosa. It is such a tranquil shade of blue. The Acer is a stunner too. You might be interested to hear that your mantra of label, label, label rings in my ears but of course, realistically sometimes it gets forgotten. Tulips being a case in point. Lovely photos.

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  7. My radishes have been poor germinators. I probably didn’t use enough knicker elastic. I must say I can’t find any reference to it in any veg books. Even Bob Flowerdew, known for his use of cast off objects, omits it.

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  8. Cats improve any photo going. Labels don’t last long in my garden, what with pets & wildlife, especially those juvenile magpies. However, I save receipts, which means finding the name of any plant means looking through mound of paperwork for the name, only to forget it when the next time rolls around. I do like your tulip, whatever its name. And that acer photo, no matter how many times you take it.

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  9. Despite the other photos being, perhaps, more conventionally ‘beautiful’ the photo of the radishes is my favourite. I get excited whenever I see germinating seeds and even photos of them refresh the brain.

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  10. You got some goodies. Is it ‘bad’ to recycle pictures? I do so sometimes. Sometimes, I even use other people’s pictures. No one every said anything about it. I didn’t notice if you used the picture of the Woolie’s maple before . . . just because I tend to ignore pictures of Japanese maples. The African daisy is rad! I am not such a fan, even though I featured them recently. I just happen to dig that bright yellow. There only one yellow bloomer here, and it is a pastel yellow. I say cut it back, but after the primary bloom phase . . . or bury the lanky stems with just the tips sticking out. Even if you do not want more plants there, you can pull them up later and move them around.

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  11. What a stunning tulip! I’ve previously grown ‘Antraciet’ which has a similar structure but it’s more of a dark red. I’ve not seen your anemone before, it’s lovely.


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