Six on Saturday 27-1-2018

Well another stormy wet week with a Wednesday so wet and windy, I was glad to be indoors. The ground around me is almost at saturation point now and needs a good few days of drying out, I dread to think of what it will be like if we get another downpour like Wednesday. Work wise managed to get a bit done despite the weather, basically just pruned apple trees for most of the week, so lovely being up a large apple tree, looking for miles on a dry and sunny day.

The six this week mainly come from my little battered garden, my bulbs are the thing that give me so much pleasure in January, they brighten my garden up. As we only rent our place, they are mainly in pots in case we have to move. I would hate to forget one and leave it behind!

Ahh yes sorry I should of added a snowdrop warning earlier, I do grow a few all in pots, this is a new one I brought in the autumn as a bulb and it’s done rather well. It’s called snow fox.

Another group of plants that’s really starting to grab my attention are dwarf Irises particularly the reticulata types, I planted quite a few in the autumn and this one is called Splish Splash

This is one of the first snowdrops that turned my head and made me look at them in a new light and funny enough it was one of the first ones I brought and it’s bulking up quite nicely now, it’s name is Wasp

This was my most expensive reticulata hybrid I brought and the bloody slugs have managed to avoid the sharp gravel and take chunks out of my flower. Bloody things! ‘One was not amused’ anyway, I hope it bulks up for next year, oops forgot the name it’s called Orange Glow.

Yes you guessed it another snowdrop but a double this time and it’s indeed another new one for my collection, added in the autumn after I had seen it growing in a garden. it’s name is Dionysus and never ever ask me to say it! Still a lovely addition!

Nope not finishing this week of a shot of our bins, a good photographer always removes the clutter around the subject they are photographing, lack of time or laziness prevented me moving the subject but the key thing is that the Venus flytrap has put on a flower spike! Very excited to see what happens when it opens, never seen one in flower before!

I hope you enjoyed my 6 on Saturday from My garden. 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

Until next week, have fun in the garden

16 Comments Add yours

  1. tonytomeo says:

    Oh gee, I just mentioned that I did not do mine for this week. Now I must see what everyone else is showing off!

    1. thomashort says:

      Haha yes at least the pressure is off this week, spring is slowly occurring over here and plants are start by to show off

  2. I do admire you having everything growing in pots. What is the secret of pot success would you say? That double snowdrop is amazing when you hold it like that so we can see it – such a pity most are so close to the ground it’s impossible to see up into them. They don’t thrive here in my London soil but I do have a few (although I must have planted hundreds!).

    1. thomashort says:

      Thank you 😀 the bulbs are quite easy and they hide behind the bins after they have finished and get watered so they stay damp but not too wet, I do use John innes no3 compost with 1/3 Hort gravel. And give them a liquid feed around about now and also when they finish flowering, people do say they don’t grow well in pots but it’s my 3rd year and they seem to be going well so far and bulking up quite well

  3. Oh loving the double snowdrop. I love growing in pots because you can move them anywhere. As a relatively new gardener I make mistakes so being able to move plants would help me! Irises are one of my favourite plants as I love the intense colours. Thanks for sharing. X

    1. thomashort says:

      Thank you 😀 yes I agree I have lots of pots I like swapping around and making features in different spots 👍 haha we all make mistakes funny enough one of mine is going to be in my 6 next week, hope you are well 👍

      1. All good here! X

  4. Lora Hughes says:

    At first glance, I thought Wasp was growing w/the succulents & the image wowed me. Even in proximity, it’s a lovely combo, the complimentary greens, how the light makes the tips of some of the succulents look almost white to highlight the snowdrop. I make stick a few bulbs in my succulent pot this year. We move a lot, so I always have some bulbs in pots, but they multiply like rabbits, so I leave a trail of spring bulbs behind me wherever I go. Will the flytrap appear in a future Six, do you think?

    1. thomashort says:

      Thank you Lora 😀 yes I must admit I am tempted to add a few to the alpines, added a few tulips and irises but need to make more of a alpine bed with the snowdrops, it’s one of my little projects I have in my mind 👍 that’s the reason I grow mine in pots, we don’t move lots but there’s always the chance we may have to and I would hate to leave them behind 🙁

  5. cavershamjj says:

    Still not convinced by snowdrops. Although that double does look somewhat enticing…

    1. thomashort says:

      They grow on you and then all of a sudden they have you😱and that’s it 😂😂

  6. John Kingdon says:

    You are the phile to my phobe! Though I will admit that the god of wine looks very attractive (for several reasons 😉 )

    1. thomashort says:

      Hahaha sorry John there maybe quite a few snowdrop pics over the next few weeks 😂😂

  7. fredgardener says:

    Wow ! Lovely pictures! My eyes were caught by your dwarf irises but especially the double snowdrop! I just have to wait for mine still in the ground (except one that has emerged) it’s a new variety and I’m lookink forward to discovering it…

    1. thomashort says:

      Thank you Fred 😀 snowdrops are something a little special aren’t they 😀 which one did you get?

      1. fredgardener says:

        I grow some Galanthus nivalis but no label on the pack … when they will be bloomed maybe they will look like a specific variety? …I’ll see in few days

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