This Saturday has come round quickly because I had an extra day off work after the bank holiday weekend because it was hubby’s birthday. We couldn’t do much with most places still closed so we went to a garden centre to have a browse. I didn’t buy much – I know there are plants that I need, but I just don’t know which ones yet so I decided not to just buy willy nilly, but to restrain myself and go back when I know what I want.
Anyway, on to this week’s Six. I shared a couple of weeks ago that we had lost my Granny unexpectedly. I have been lucky enough to inherit her outside pots. I haven’t got them yet because she lived a couple of hours drive away, so I’ll get them on the day we go to say our goodbyes (for now). Excuse the quality of the photo – I had to take a screen print of a photo that was emailed to me. I’ll think of Granny every time I look at the pots.
With that in mind, I decided to have a bit of a rearrange outside so that the pots can go somewhere visible from the house in a pretty arrangement that we can enjoy. I potted up the pretty orange cowslip that I shared a couple of weeks ago. It’s flopped a bit, but on the whole seems to have coped ok with being uprooted.
This will probably need to be moved around when I have the pots so I can show them off to best effect. I bought the wall basket from the garden centre this week, and I really like it so I think I’ll get a couple more.
I did succumb to one impulse buy at the garden centre – this Nigrescens grass. I figure it’ll look good in one of Granny’s pots.
Over the Easter weekend I finally got outside to do a little bit of tidying and clearing of winter detritus. There is a vast amount still to do, but it’s far too cold to be out there this weekend. I bought a chrysanthemum last year which was flowering in early summer, and then flowered again in the autumn. I assumed that it would die in the cold and snow we had but, happy days, it’s survived and is putting on some good growth. I don’t know how well it’ll do because it looks a bit patchy, but we’ll see.
Next is my white camellia that I bought in the sale when garden centres reopened after the first lockdown last year. I think it’s fair to say that this bud is full to bursting!
I’m going to finish on a slight cheat – two photos for one point! The daffodils aren’t going to be around for much longer – a lot of them have already faded, so I thought I’d feature them one last time before (hopefully) the summer plants take over. These two, while they don’t look like your stereotypical daffodil, are so delicate and pretty.
As ever, do pop over to check out the comments at the Propagator’s blog for more Sixes. Hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend.
You feel guilty about sneaking in an extra picture too? Heck, some of us feature six ‘groups’ of pictures instead of six single pictures.
That daffodil on the left looks yummy, like lemon custard. I have major difficulty trying anything new. I would grow only ‘King Alfred’ daffodils and paperwhites if I could. They are the best anyway. It was a stretch to try ‘Mount Hood’. I will get around to trying more variety . . . eventually.
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