Six on Saturday – Speedy

This is going to be whistlestop SoS. If you want to read more, less rushed and far more deliberated versions, pop on over to The Running Propper to find others who obviously take this more seriously and should be lauded. Wow, that was a long sentence, more commas perhaps? Right, let’s shake a leg.

First we have frosty leaves. Yes, leaves from the ornamental pear that still looms large, but rather more naked, in the garden. Since we put the bird feeders up it has become full of itinerant sparrows and one, rather disapproving, robin. I am so pleased the feeders have been found and put to good use. No offence to our residents, but a larger variety of visitors would be nice. A blue tit or goldfinch or blackcap, all welcome.

Next privet. The previous owner planted a strange little hedge-ette beneath and behind the tree. OH hates privet with a vengence. Their days are numbered.

Onto a bargain. Bought these blue hyacinths and mixed iris (possibly reticulata but some look a little large) for half price. They will be potted up with some Allium moly that I am still yet to find a home for. Blue and yellow, very “famous flatpack”. Of course that is if they flower together!

Now a speciality of the region, blurry lichen and moss. A good sign. Not the blurry bit, that was me wobbling trying not to stand on the emerging Tete a Tete, the lichen and moss bit.

Another new bed! This time a home for Salvia uliginosa, Hedychium ‘Tara Seedling’, Bidens ‘Hannay’s Lemon Drop’, Rosa ‘One that The Professor Gave Me and I Can’t be Bothered to Go Out and Find Out What its Called’ and a couple of other things.

Finally the gallant and beautiful Correa schlechtendalii, still having a go.

That’s it, your six for this week. Hope all is well with you all, keeping sixing!

30 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – Speedy

  1. You’re quite attached to your ornamental pair now aren’t you? What I want to know is why the “regional speciality” lichen grows at yours but has never appeared at mine. I’d also like to know what autocorrect thinks it’s doing. I like OH’s taste in hedging. Privet is just a place lots of buses go to (with similar autocorrect incursions).

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  2. I’m doing my best to visualise “a little large”. I do understand what you mean, yet I’m boggled by overthinking!
    The Correa is go h-álainn. Anything with colour at this time of year is a bonus.

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  3. I put schlechtendalii into Google, just curious as to who the carrier of so fine a monicker might be, and am now conversant with the medicinal properties of Anthurium schlectendalii and the Chinese sumac moth, Schlectendalii chinensis. I still don’t know who schlectendal was. A few more minutes of my life wasted.

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  4. Do you have excellent alternatives to privet? I have a rather sad privet hedge which I’m trying to rejuvenate but at the moment it is failing to provide the privacy between us and our neighbours which you might think privet ought to provide. If you know of something quick and tasteful (but not conifers) that I could replace it with, all suggestions welcome!


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