Well another week completed and another dollar earnt! But what a odd week, total downpour on Monday, gale force winds then battered us during Wednesday night Thursday morning, scattering the empty plastic glass collection boxes up and down my street. The poorly fixed fence the landlord did in my back garden scummed to these gales, it was only replaced 3yrs ago, totally rotten, proving the point about cheap not saving money most of the time. Another job to add to the list of things to do….. well good news is that the six on Saturday has now it’s own hashtag, it’s #SixOnSaturday
Well here’s my Six for this week, grabbed from my clients garden and a Regent’s Park garden, hoping if I get some daylight, I shall do a special one in the next couple of weeks. But here we go
Well not seen a rose in flower like this in January before and this rose called Phab Gold. It was named after the Phab charity in 1997 to celebrate its 40yr anniversary. There were quite a few roses still in flower in Regent’s Park but this one had by far the most blooms on!
Spent most of this week pruning fruit trees and one of the joys for me while pruning is looking at the beautiful mosses and lichens growing on these trees. Hoping to learn their names a bit more next year.
Talking about pruning fruit trees, here’s a large one I pruned this week, it’s a start of a 3 year plan on getting this tree back to a size and shape both me and the clients are happy with, already looking forward to it next year!
Just seeing these snowdrops emerging from the depths of the soil once more, just lifts my mood completely, I do love snowdrops and look forward to seeing them out so much. This time of year can be so dull and long with the grey dull short days but there is so much going on and to look forward to seeing if we can allow ourselves to do so.
This Swiss chard is nearly done now but is still adding colour to the vegetable garden.
Clematis cirrhosa is starting to do its magic in a couple of my gardens, I love love this clematis. It’s a great plant to cover an area and it’s flowery sight is very welcome at this time of year!
I hope you enjoyed my 6 on Saturday from My clients gardens. If you did please checkout other people’s 6 on the memes founder website https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/ I love seeing other people’s plants and what’s happening in their gardens. Why not give it ago yourself next week and give me a shout so I can take a look
Talk on winter Plants, four marks Horticultural societySeptember 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pmFour Marks Village HallnLasham Hill Lane, Alton, GU34, England
Talk on roses and Mottisfont Abbey gardens for Berkshire Hardy plant societySeptember 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pmSt. Peter’s church hall, Earley, Reading RG61EY
Talk on pruning roses and underplanting, Littleton and harestock gardening clubSeptember 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pmLittleton Village HallnThe Hall Way, Littleton, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 6QL, England
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