Six on Saturday 29th January

Whoop! Last Six of January! I know February’s not much better than January in terms of gardening, but it’s next to March and that is definitely spring and therefore better all round!

I struggled to find six things worthy of posting today, hence my last two photos are more garden hardware than software, if that analogy works? My first two points though, are thanks to a trip to the garden centre this morning to buy the hardware in the final point. I couldn’t resist saving them from the sale table.

First is a buddleja. I now need to find somewhere big enough and sunny enough to plant it. The buddleja we already have was a sale table find and that’s done really well so I have no doubt that this one will thrive too, if I can find the right home for it. It will probably have to be at the end of the garden.

The second find was this hebe. Now, I know I already have loads of hebes (probably about six) but as far as I’m concerned there’s no such thing as too many hebes. I love them, and they do seem to do well in our garden. I may put this one in the border that you can see behind to the right of it.

On to a couple of established plants. I thought it was about time I gave my mystery plant that no one seems to be able to identify some airtime. It’s still lovely and is still doing well. Not bad for a 50p bargain find! It’s very forgiving – I literally do nothing to it other than smile at it!

Next is my rose ‘Hot Chocolate’. It needs pruning but as usual I haven’t got round to it and now it’s already produced new growth.

Now on to the hardware. We have a little black cat who visits us every day and, although I’m sure he has a home because he’s well groomed and very friendly, I think he wants to live with us. That can’t be because our furry girls aren’t keen on him, but he does insist on sitting in our garden even in the most inclement of weather so we got a little house for him so he can sit in it out of the snow and rain if he doesn’t want to go home.

Finally, the reason for our trip to the garden centre this morning. We’ve been talking about having a pond for years but have never got round it it. Now we’ve at least made the first step. Just got to dig a big hole now!

I’m off to see what delights the Propagator has posted today. Have a good weekend all.

4 thoughts on “Six on Saturday 29th January

  1. tonytomeo 173105 SatEurope/London2022-01-29T17:27:47+00:00Europe/London01bEurope/LondonSat, 29 Jan 2022 17:27:47 +0000 2017 / 5:27 pm

    A pond? That seems interesting. Two big creeks and three streams flow through our landscapes. Getting them through efficiently without erosion is sometimes an issue. Recently though, we started planning for a pond as a landscape feature on one of the streams. The pond is already there, as a drainage feature, but overgrown with bramble. Since we can not get rid of it, we would like to clear away the bramble and add some koi. I would prefer bass, but they are not very pretty.

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    • greengirlgardener 173105 SatEurope/London2022-01-29T17:32:43+00:00Europe/London01bEurope/LondonSat, 29 Jan 2022 17:32:43 +0000 2017 / 5:32 pm

      Sounds a lot bigger than ours will be if you can have koi. We’re hoping to attract frogs and newts.

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      • tonytomeo 173106 SatEurope/London2022-01-29T18:01:13+00:00Europe/London01bEurope/LondonSat, 29 Jan 2022 18:01:13 +0000 2017 / 6:01 pm

        I believe that it is less than an eighth of an acre. It is a remnant of a large pond that was there years ago. The area was redeveloped into an athletic lawn, so all that drainage needed to go somewhere. Even with an elaborate drainage system, the big lawn still gets swampy with rain, and takes a while to drain. We can not completely eliminate the pond, so we figure that we may as well make it into something more appealing. The irrigation pond at work is a few acres, and rather deep, but because it is not in a landscape, we are not concerned with what it looks like. Goldfish naturalized in it to control mosquitoes, but I would prefer bass. Even if they are no good (without circulating water), I can not beat the price.

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  2. Rosie Amber 173106 SatEurope/London2022-01-29T18:29:25+00:00Europe/London01bEurope/LondonSat, 29 Jan 2022 18:29:25 +0000 2017 / 6:29 pm

    A garden pond is next on my wish list, so good luck with this one.

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