Happy Saturday everyone, I hope those in the uk are all ok after both the Beast from the East And Storm Emma brought snow and cold weather, the snow has caused the country to shut down and also made our gardens a white clean delight trouble is, it’s covered everything including all the lovely little bulbs I was hoping to show you this week instead of what I am doing instead.
Let’s be honest trying to do anything in this cold spell in the garden is madness unless you have the delight of a greenhouse or lovely collection of house plants so why not just enjoy the white covering of your garden (and here’s mine) and enjoy what’s it’s done to the plants and how much it enhances the colour and shapes of plants.
Be warned just because your plant is covered in snow, doesn’t mean it will be safe. Last really snowy weather we had many many years ago, mice went though almost every Daphne odorata and ate the bark off them and killed them, so plants with sweet bark, it’s worth knocking the snow off!
There’s still time to buy bare root roses, so why not spend a little time choosing a couple of new roses for the garden as you can’t get out into the garden. Spend a little time looking, there’s some stunning old varieties that get over looked and they can be far better than most of the modern roses
Same with seeds, as I can’t get outside, I am sorting out seed order for a client and you can get some good bargains at this time of year and once ordered, there’s time to plan out where it all goes in the garden
Tidy up the tool shed is also a great idea, spend time removing all the soil off the tools, oil the metal parts and treat the wooden handles with a little bit of boiled linseed oil. Great time to fix that broken spade on the corner and is that 3 pronged fork really worth keeping? How’s the compost? Enough to pot on the seedlings? Always worth doing a little stock taking and making a list
Most of all enjoy the beauty that this snow gives us and wrap up warm! That said I am recovering from the flu that wiped me out earlier in the week so I am taking it easy 👍
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