Six on Saturday – Prize

Four SoS in a row. Surely that warrants a prize? Or a medal? Or at a push I would accept a round of applause, as long as it is rousing. I’ll have to ask the holder of the Book of Rules The Propmeister , he seems a generous soul, a man inclined to prize giving. If you want to find out what the rest of the known universe are up to in their gardens (all clean, I assure you, well there might be a little mud), pop over to his site and all will be revealled. Let’s get on, I’m needed on the luge track.

First we have the hellebore that never blooms. It has looked like this for the past two months. Hanging in suspended animation whilst all other respectable hellebores are flowering their socks off. It is ‘Anna’s Red’ and to my mind acting a little prima donna-ish. Come on, open them there flowers!

My New Year’s Resolution of less turf more border is doing quite well. I have joined up two corners into one long bed. It looks a bit miserly at the moment but will expand. A couple more plants have been liberated from their pots and into the ground including Fuchsia microphylla and Salix graciliistyla ‘Melanostachys’. I’m loving it.

OH and myself disagree on a lot of things but agree on the most important. Which I think makes it alright. One of the things we disagree about is spider plants (but they purify the air) and an excess of aspidistra in the house. This variegated aspidistra has been living outside since we moved here and shows no sign of compliant. I might plant it out in the spring, unless he sneaks it back in in the meantime.

Never wanting to be left out of a party, snowdrop or otherwise, here is my contribution, Galanthus ‘Magnet’. It lives in a pot at the moment and I am undecided whether to plant it out or keep it confined. Control or not control, that is the question. That is always the question.

This week the Prof (yes we know who he is) donated these pieces of London Pride to the cause. We love London Pride in our house. An important thing we do agree on. Saxifraga x urbium for those who like a bit of Latin. Which I do.

This little chap is guarding the patio area until we find a permanent/semi-permanent place for him. Now who does he reminds me of …..

And so we end. Another six, another saturday. Take note Mr P.

Have fun, my friends.

23 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – Prize

  1. I do like your Buddha. Nicely aged. My Hellebores are only just emerging, somewhat later than usual, but I am happy to see them. Anna looks rather lovely and I am sure she is just biding her time.

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  2. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Those are supposed to be clapping hands apparently. I’m not sure I can tell really. Well done though. I have wimped out a bit this January.

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  3. WP reader cruelly hid your post from me on Saturday so am late to the party, but never mind, full marks for your commitment! Very successful snowdrop photo, I shall try to emulate as it seems I only have one snowdrop. Also in a pot. Placing Buddhas is quite an art, hope you find the right spot for him.

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  4. The variegated aspidistra is superb 🌿 a nice variation on the green form. I am a bit of a sucker for variegated plants. 🌼

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