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!