Six on Saturday – Group Hug

After, admittedly rather cockily, boasting of four weeks Six on Saturdaying in a row, I’ve missed two on the trot. Pride comes before a fall and all that. I’m like snakes and ladders on the The Propmeister’s leader board. Still, I’m here now and ready to join in the global embrace that is SoS and share the love, horticultural and otherwise. Things we need more than ever at the moment. Let us not tarry, the sun is shining and there is pottering to be done.

First, the bargain bin hyacinths are flowering and I am very happy that for once “random” worked for me. What a blue! I’m going to attempt to keep them so they can shine again next year, which undoubtedly summons the death toll.

I have an adage “never ask anyone to do something you would not do yourself”. For this reason, after a soggy-day shopping expedition with The Vegan Cop, I nipped back into Garden Centre and followed suit. A poppy, an erodium, a lamium and a hebe. You will no doubt be formally introduced at a later date.

I jumping up and down thrilled to see my Impatiens omeiana storming away in the very shady bed. I may be weeping next week, as I believe cold weather is on its way. Shall we live in the moment?

Next door’s fence is falling into our garden, which is a little irritating as it would probably only take a couple of nails to fix it. This is OH’s ingenious propping up method. Invisible mending!

One of a scant handful of resident plants was a patch of violets. They are just beginning to flower. Although very pretty, I think I will just retain a small patch. That is a job for another day, for the moment they can bloom away.

Finally, the glorious emerging leaves of Trillium sessile. This plant is very precious to me, as I grew it from seed and waited at least one hundred years for it to flower. After I took this picture I planted it out into the garden. I hope I wasn’t being rash.

That is your lot, my friends. Shall we have one last hug?

25 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – Group Hug

  1. Someone I work for refuses to replace the fence panels (on the basis that he may as well wait ’til they all need replacing). Every time I go there’s a new contrivance holding one of the panels implace; each method more ingenious but less visually appealing than the last!

    Anyway, I can see the garden’s beginning to take shape. Having missed the last few SoSs I’m sure I’ve missed some of the progress, so I’ll have to have a look through your old posts. Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. I get you on the cherishing things one grows from seed and cuttings. Showing them is like asking people to admire and praise your offspring! I bet you have a broad grin when you saw this one has survived the winter. Maybe go to the neighbour with a hammer and nails, and suggest repairing the fence will be easier and less costly that replacing the plants your side of the fence when they are crushed?

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  3. Phew! I give thanks for VC’s sacrifice in daring to accompany you to a garden centre. Saves me a probable couple of hundred bucks! Remember the heuchera (still unprocured)? I hope that you rewarded him with the customary cake and “coffee”.

    Perhaps you now need to sneak out in the dead of night to push that fence over the other way (check your deeds first as they may tell you to pay half the repair cost). I’m sure your neighbour will get on with the job quickly once he notices your garden getting larger 😀.

    Glad the hyacinths turned out blue. Had they been black I’d be offering VC an investigatory job!

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  4. Those hyacinths are a glorious shade of blue. As for the fence panel we are just off out in to the garden to reattach a trellis panel that completely came down. At least it’s ours and we can get on and do it properly. Hope OH’s repair holds up.

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  5. Right…..I have just been coached by Mr Propagator on using WordPress. Maybe this will work 🤞. Like you I have bought a hebe this week but mine is quite different as you may see in my post. What are you going to grow up that pole in picture 4? An ivy, or a pretty clematis?

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  6. Bargain bins work well for those of us who lack proficiency with selecting color. My former neighbor selected colors that suited my home in town, which involved a bit of orange and yellow, which, for me, are even more difficult than other colors. Anyway, unknown colors give me the excuse to try colors that I would never actually select myself, . . . like anything that is not white. Hey, my garden would be even more boring if it bloomed only white.

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  7. The trillium has a lovely leaf pattern and I agree something you have grown from seed is always more special, particularly if its tricky like that one. It’s annoying about the fence panel. I hope they fix it soon.

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