Six on Saturday 3-02-2018

Where did it go? January I mean! Doesn’t seem like yesterday it was the end of Christmas and we were looking forward to the new year, now we are the second month in already! Spring is really slowly coming apon us, daffodils are poking their heads up, bluebells again, just poking their green shoots out, teasing us even more. Even more so, the spring work is slowly starting to pick up momentum. Most of my fruits trees I manage are now all pruned bar a couple and I have moved on to wisterias and roses, a real sign for me that spring is just around the corner!

My six on Saturday this week is from my own little patch in chandlers ford, Hampshire for the second week in the row, some kind of miracle there but I hope you enjoy my 6 things happening in my garden this weekend

Yes yes even us professionals get things wrong! Iris George is a beautiful little purple iris that ummm has disappeared amongst the purple and yellow pansies, yes yes I know I should of put a pale pansy underneath but I wasn’t thinking ok, but never mind, I still love these dwarf irises !

Finally after 3 wet Saturdays I have managed to finish off the tiling on the front of our children’s new playhouse! All I need to do now is fix the flooring in, add the plastic to the window and build a shelves of their toys and we shall be all done until I start doing the green alpine roof! It’s getting there!

Haha fooled you all! I bet you hoped there would be no snowdrops in this one but there is and this one is called green brush and I love theses ones with green on their petals, can’t wait for this one to bulk up!

My Edgeworthii is slowly opening and my tiny space is full of its beautiful scent! It’s one of my little treasures in the garden but that said they are all my little treasures really! Can’t wait until it’s all fully open.

Another new dwarf iris for me, this ones called painted lady. It goes look rather stunning but did come up rather weird, rather twisted and odd, wasn’t too sure about it but now it’s fully opened I love it!

Well it’s not exactly my garden but spotted this clump in the middle of another massive clump of G.nivilis near a road the other day, just stood out, not sure on name or indeed if it has one, looked nice so I grabbed a couple of bulbs to see what

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 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

20 Comments Add yours

  1. fredgardener says:

    What beautiful colors! I like your edgeworthii slowly opening its flowers. Dwarf Iris too …. and you don’t get bored with the snowdrops, they are very nice ! I’m just waiting to have more than 2 open to take “real” pictures.😁

    1. thomashort says:

      Thank you Fred 😀 the colour is lovely isn’t, I may get another one for the front garden to replace a Forsytha that’s too big for under a window, haha that’s good I think I may have some more for next week too

      1. fredgardener says:

        It is true that it would be much more beautiful than a forsythia … too common in our gardens. I’m waiting for the next week now!

  2. Jim Stephens says:

    Are Iris reticulata always so early? I’m thinking I could have mixed them in with my tulips in pots to get a longer display. Love the Edgworthia too.

    1. thomashort says:

      Not normally no, about 2 weeks early with me here, my snowdrops are slightly early too, funny enough that is what I have done as well, got some sp ones and other hybrids underneath them

  3. chicu says:

    Am I odd for liking the purple pansies under the purple iris? To me, it looks nicely tied together, if that makes sense

  4. John Kingdon says:

    Aw, c’mon! Planting purple iris with those purple and yellow pansies is a design gem – the purple creating the unified theme to draw out the yellow. Don’t forget that as your children get older, their toys will get bigger so you will probably need at least one shelf about the same size as a potting bench. Funnily enough, I’ve been thinking, thanks to you, of replacing a Forsythia with an Edgeworthia. According to Matthew Wilson, I have around 90,000 species and cultivars to choose from. This may take some time.

    1. thomashort says:

      Why thank you, it is nice to know that others don’t think it was a cockup! 😂 and like it,
      Now that’s an idea, needs to be writing desk size me thinks, I need a space to hideaway in to write me stuff, not sure what I would write but I could! Alas the garden is too small to required that
      Great minds John great minds!!!

      1. John Kingdon says:

        Your garden is only as small as your imagination. Just think big (as I often do when reading other SOS contributions or your plant of the month (I refuse to acknowledge week or I’d have to demolish the house to make space). 😀

      2. thomashort says:

        Haha yes indeed, building some raised beds and roof gardens to increase growing areas, would love a 1/4 acre plot, would have so many different areas featuring a different range of plants in each one dreaming now

  5. Lora Hughes says:

    Another vote here for the purple & gold iris-pansy pot. I imagine planting a lighter coloured pansy would give a different & equally lovely look to the container. Maybe both next year? And one w/the tulips? Another with snowdrops. A fourth with . . . Also loving the edgeworthia. It’s one of those SOMETHING plants. The Mae West of shrubs.

    1. thomashort says:

      Thank you Lora 😀😀 i think it would show off them better as a plant, thinking about it maybe that’s why I felt it didn’t work, just almost emerged the two together. Yes got hyicanthes and tulips to come in this wonderful pot display! Loads of things to come yet
      Oh yes agree it’s one of those plants you just want to go to and look at no matter where it is in the garden

  6. A. JoAnn says:

    Yesterday, I found some beautiful dwarf iris at the market, and today I see them in your post. They are so lovely! Once again, I’m late to the party

    1. thomashort says:

      They are aren’t they, be careful they are also very addictive!

  7. tonytomeo says:

    Edgworthia and ‘Painted Lady’ Iris reticulata. . . Well, I sent nothing this week. (I do not intend to make a habit of Six on Saturday.) I should try to find something as interesting as those two for next week. I am still not so keen on the Edgworthia, but I do not think I have anything more interesting. I will look around at work.

    1. thomashort says:

      That’s the fun thing for me trying to find something fun to look at each Saturday, hoping some more things come into bloom

  8. Nichola says:

    The playhouse looks like it’s coming on a treat! The kids will be in their element with it 😁 snowdrops are soooo pretty I’m really envious of anyone who has them in their own gardens right now! You have some wonderful splashes of colour for the time of year it’s a fabulous Six on saturday Thomas 👌🏻

    1. thomashort says:

      Thank you Nichola, I am pretty happy with it too 😀😀 lol don’t get any they are so addictive! Once you get one and get loads or I do 😂 thank you Nichola so pleased you enjoyed it 😀😀

  9. I love the spring irises too, such wonderful colours, and Painted Lady is beautiful. Unlike Tony I think the edgeworthia is very special, like everything I suppose it is “horses for courses”. Hope you are well protected for your rose pruning!

    1. thomashort says:

      Thank you, yes would agree I think they are special as well, I don’t bother with gloves on climbers but will use the gold leaf gloves for shrubs 😀😀

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