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Six on Saturday- 28th of April, 2018

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Ahhh here we are again, it’s Saturday and the weekend once more. This week has flown by, mainly for the wrong reasons and I will be honest, I am slightly glad to see the back of it! After last weeks heat wave, we got back to the normal April weather and temperatures, warm, then hot and then freezing cold all normally takes place within the same hour! Then there’s the showers, some are light, other times monsoon with lightening highlighting the conditions. Let’s hope as we get into May, it will settle a bit more

My six things this week come from my own garden, not a lot has happened with it structure wise but the plants are now doing their thing and turning the bare patches into a green oasis.

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Yes sorry there will be more tulips in this weeks 6, I should of added a warning but I am hoping this unusual Tulip, tulip acuminata, a delightful specie tulip that’s been around certainly since the 17th century, will mean you will let me off!

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This weeks number two is one of my plants near my front door, the lovely Pieris japonica carnival is just looking stunning at the moment,

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And back to the tulips, the classic Angelique needs not introduction, one of my favourites and looks great mixed in with my next one img 2689 Six on Saturday  28th of April, 2018img 2688 1 Six on Saturday  28th of April, 2018

Tulip Atlantis which fades to a much lighter colour as it ages

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Let’s change to foliage this time and Dicentras are one of the best for this light ferny foliage that looks wonderful in the borders, king of the hearts is this plants form

img 2698 Six on Saturday  28th of April, 2018Lastly an oddity I kinda love, such an unusual leaf, it’s a cross between Berginia and Mukdenia that gives great autumn colour as well as this lovely leaf shape.

Well that’s my six done from my garden this week, so many plants now are starting to wake up and start delighting us with their beauty. I hope you have a great weekend and check out the other six on Saturday over at the hosts site https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com

Until next week, have fun in the garden or indeed just admiring plants

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Six on Saturday 14th of April 2018

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Well well well it’s ended up a dryish week, a few days rain at the start but nice and dry from then onwards. This dry spell will certainly make the Plants and weeds grow a bit more. It’s been a mixed week for me here in Hampshire, my middle girl managed to break her leg badly on Tuesday, so a few extra days off than planned happened. During the quiet times, it was good to get into the garden potting stuff up, expanding beds and generally planing a few things out. The garage is slowly beginning its 3 yearly tidy up. It’s only a tiny garden here in chandlers ford but it is one I love a lot.

So anyway on to the six this week and yes they all do come from my little patch, so I hope you enjoy them!

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These have to be on the most stunning tulips I have ever grown, they look so beautiful as they start forming their buds and when they open just wow! Tulip ‘Exotic Emperor’ is their name

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A few of you may remember from a few weeks ago, this spotted laurel was on my list for removal and it’s now gone! Got some more roses and hardy geraniums to replace in its spot.

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Potted up a small fruit tree I am going to train into a odd shape, idea what yet but that comes in time. The dwarf Buddleja is another that’s on my list to repot and is now done!

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Sometimes a fellow blogger posts some beautiful plants on their six and it reminds you how much you love those plants and how much you miss having them in the garden, that happened a few weeks ago with Jim Stephens and the primulas he ordered from Barnhaven primroses and I started having a look! Always wanted a hose in hose primula, that’s when there’s a flower inside a flower like above, I have also got a soft spot for gold laced forms so couldn’t resist this one

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Another primula from my little order, this one is called Camaieu and was introduced by Barnhaven back in 2003. I just loved the double forms as well and I think pink is a very easy colour to add to the garden. I can’t wait to see these grow and flower so much more over the next few years

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I have a soft spot for bulbs, I find their use in borders and containers can increase interest and add something different for the short term into those areas. This fritillary called fox grape fritillary or its botanical name Fritillaria uva vulpis, is one of my favourites from this genus, although I have a feeling a few more maybe heading my way this autumn

Well that’s my six done from my garden this week, so many plants now are starting to wake up and start delighting us with their beauty. I hope you have a great weekend and check out the other six on Saturday over at the hosts site https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com

Until next week, have fun in the garden or indeed just admiring plants

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Six on Saturday, 31st of March 2018

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Well I haven’t featured any water plants yet and I think if this rain carries on much longer, I shall be ripping up all my plants and replacing them with Canadian pond weed and water lilies. It’s just be a horrendous week hasn’t, been rained off twice and still not got my paper work done, keep getting distracted trying to stop the kids kill each other and waiting on them. But that’s life in the fast lane or what couples as the fast lane at my time in life.

This weather has really effected the garden, the soil hasn’t really warmed up yet and nothing is growing as mad as it was last year. I was reading though my old blogs from a year ago, finding ones like rose watch, with rose buds a good size all ready, this year they haven’t even got any new leaves on yet this year! But that’s the fun thing about gardening isn’t, every day, week, month and year is different and so unpredictable.

Talking about unpredictability here’s my six on Saturday all from my own garden!

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A lovely Hyacinth, can’t remember the name and I know it’s in a box in the garage but it’s raining and that would mean going outside and getting wet, still is a great colour and looks great in my containers in my front garden

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A slight negative now, I was so looking forward to seeing my tulip polychroma in full flower, looking stunning in the sun, it’s one of my favourite specie tulip, um then we had the snow and it well killed off the flowers and they have failed to open, gutted but there’s always next year!

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One of the few plants I have left from when we moved in, actually it was one of the few plants in the garden at the time, looks great this time of year, but is under a window and it covers the window in a few weeks during the summer. I want to take it out but the sparrows love it for some reason and I cant bring myself to remove it

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My tulips are appearing! Just love the buds full stop, so full of promise and a hint of the pleasure they will bring. Have planted a few forms in the garden this year, can’t wait to see them appearing this year

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Geranium wlassovianum ‘Lakwijk Star’ just love the new leaves on this plant! The shades of red on the leaf is amazing and the usefulness of the plant is again brilliant, it has something going for it all summer.

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Wel I think she has nearly made it, my Geranium traversii elgans, looking a little more battle scared after the last cold spell, but never less still looks alive. Phew! Can’t wait for it to get flowering again!

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

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Plant of the week- Chionodoxia luciliae

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Spring to me would be spring without the large drifts of bulbs that delight us in the larger parks and gardens. Most of the time, the bigger daffodils steal the show, with their yellow colour brightening up a dull spring day or crocus that open in huge drifts once the sun hits then. Quite often over looked and forgotten, bulbs like Chionodoxia can carpet areas and give us such a clear blue in the spring bulb display. This is the reason it’s my plant of the week this week.

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Chionodoxia luciliae is one of the bulbs that naturalises areas with ease. Native of western Turkey mainly around the mountain called Boz Dag. It can be found at around 2000ms above sea level, flowering in May and June as the snow slowly melts leading to one of its common names, Glory of the Snow. It is thought by some, as a Scilla and they differ from Scilla from the stamens that are flattened at the base. Some botanists don’t think that’s enough and call it Scilla luciliae. It’s Latin name comes from Greek words chion meaning snow and doxa meaning glory, luciliae was after the wife of the great Swiss Botanist Pierre Edmond Boissier, the lovely Lucile Boissier.

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The classification of Chionodoxias are a little confused with many of the species being grown around the world Horticulturally wrongly named, luciliae is more recognisable than most, flowers are bigger in size than C.forbesii, they normally have 2-3 flowers per stem. The flowers are of the truest blue of all the Chionodoxia and have almost a white star in the centre.

Chionodoxia luciliae in the uk, flowers early from February into March, this cold spell has certainly made them flower later this year. It gets to maximum height 15cm tall in full flower, often smaller around 10cm. It flowers for about 3 weeks before finishing and slowly dying down and disappearing for the summer. They grow quite happily in any free draining soil in a sunny or semi shady spot in the garden. Chionodoxia luciliae are planted as a bulb in the autumn about 5cm deep and once established, they can spread by seed quite easily.

They have very few pests and diseases and aren’t eaten by anything

Widely available but bulb companies like Gee tee and Avon bulbs are good sources

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Six on Saturday, 24th of March

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Well who expected that bit of snow, just when we thought the beast from the east had finished with us, he came back and hit us again with more snow, can’t remember the last time we had two good snow falls in one winter but there’s also a rumour that 2 maybe come 3 over Easter with another blast from the eastern freezer coming in and coating us in more snow. This cold spell is definitely slowing down things in the garden as well as nature overall, normally I would be mowing once a fortnight at least by now, down the lawn at one site once over a month ago and it’s not even close to needing another cut. The weeds are also growing away very slowly, the early season species like goose grass and speedwell are just sat there and not romping away as they should be. It all may be temporary, nature has a great way of catching up with things.

This weeks super 6 comes from a mix of my garden and my clients garden, I have some lovey plants that have slowed down and sadly not flowering or doing something interesting. I also haven’t had a chance to start destroying anything to make space for the new plants I have over ordered maybe!

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Chionodoxa luciliae, or as it is now Scilla luciliae!

The glory of the snow and it certainly has lived up to its name this year, starting to flower just after the snow has disappeared for a week at least, these are one of my favourite bulbs, I love the blue carpet they give us and that blue is just stunning!

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Violia riviniana

Violets to many are the sign of spring, seeing these lovely little violets opening up in the spring always takes me back to a colleague, Eddie, who sadly pasted away 15 months ago now, he used to look forward to seeing these tiny flowers opening up in the spring and I still can remember him getting off the tractor to look at the first ones. They are food to many of the fritillary butterflies.

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Ribes sanguineum

Yes yes I know it can be found anywhere but I so love Ribes sanguineum, always on the first spring shrubs to flower and it was a delight seeing these appearing, great for the early bees that are flying around. The scent from the foliage is lovely as well

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Just loved this combination of narcissus jetfire, nestled amongst carex evergold and Heuchera at on-site I planted up, it gives 12 months of interest and the bulbs give an extra lift in the spring and a different colour as well. Bulbs are so useful in the garden.

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New plants! Not just for me but for my clients as well, there’s a lot of fruit trees there, including some bred in Hampshire for one project. Just need to unpack them this weekend and get them ready for planting next week!

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Muscari ‘Pink Surprise’ is a new one for me. I love muscari in all it forms, this pink grape hyacinth looks a delight and I can’t wait to see it bulk up over the next few years

I hope you enjoyed my 6 on Saturday from Mine and 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

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Six on Saturday 24-02-2018

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I do not believe it!!! A totally dry week here in Hampshire, one that’s flown by but still a totally dry week and what a difference seeing the sun has made. The soil is slowly drying out, as are all my work clothes and nature is springing into life so much quicker. The daffodils that line the roads near my house are showing more and more colour now, the cherry tree buds are swelling and wherever you go, new fresh leaves are slowing pushing out of their buds. Downside is that I did my first lawn mow this week, looked beautiful afterwards but I still hate mowing!

My six this week are of my garden, mainly as I fear my dear readers are getting a little bored of my humble patch. I am also away this weekend so please excuse the lack of responses, I will as ever respond in the end, I just maybe a little slower than normal!

So without any more playing around I give you (drum roll please) my six on Saturday!

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Yes my daughters Venus fly plant is now flowering! The flowers aren’t that massive just the camera angle but still quite beautiful, never seen one flower before, I am guessing it will die after flowering but I maybe wrong

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Started my rose pruning at home as well, got all the ones I wanted pruned and looking smart for the new year

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Iris Rhapsody has just started flowering, it’s the last of my regticulata types to flower for me at home. I have fallen for these and I think my collection maybe growing even more next year!

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The playhouse is done!!!!! Well apart from the roof but that’s a job for a few weeks time, all the inside is done and ready for the kids to enjoy

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Yes at last all my paper white narcissus are opening and the scent is a delight to the senses, really enjoying having them in the garden

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Ok this isn’t my garden or a clients garden although I did find this carpet of snowdrops while off to look at a job, I am hoping the the stunningness of the pic will allow Jon to forgive me!

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

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Six on Saturday 3-02-2018

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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

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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 !

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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 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

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Six on Saturday 27-1-2018

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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!

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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!

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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

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The great Snowdrop addiction

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As soon as Big Ben finishes chiming into the new year, I start seeing the little green spires appearing though the soil and my heart starts to race a little faster. What delights could do that to a fully grown man? Not the start of hops appearing, but the slow start of the snowdrops slowly appearing. These tiny bulbs, with their snowy white flowers are now the equivalent to 17th tulipmania, with some of the bulbs reaching a massive £1300 a few years ago.

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I have always wondered what the magic was with them, yes I loved the massive displays of Galanthus nivalis, carpeting gardens and woodlands as far as the eyes can see, but I couldn’t see the differences between all the different forms , then one year a couple of years back, it twigged and somehow I started on the slippery slope of becoming a galanthophile!

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Everything about the snow drop is charming from the Latin name derived from Ancient Greek meaning the milk flower and there are so many common names like Candlemas Bells, White Ladies and Fair maids of February, all describing the first real carpeting flower over the season. Snowdrops are seen to to portray purity, hope and rebirth by most although the Victorian’s it mean death and sorry and was considered to be a harbinger of death. That’s not surprising considering the bulbs are indeed poisonous. However it is used in modern medicine though the compound Galanthamine to treat Alzheimer’s, nervous problems and being researched for use in treating HIV.

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Although they are spread all around the country they are not a native of the uk but of Greece, they have been spread around Europe and the uk possibly by monks. Some of the best collections happen to be around sites of old Abbeys and there is a old Christian belief that snowdrops represent the Virgin Mary and every candlemas day that falls on the 2nd of February, snowdrops are scattered on the altar in place of her picture. Indeed there are so many traditions surrounding the Snowdrop from all different countries, it is so easy to see how it has become such a desired plant. These tales both encompass Christianity like Eve when she left the garden of Eden, God sent snow to her, as she sat weeping, a angel appeared and took a snowflake, breathed on it and and when it touched the ground, a Snowdrop appeared or the Moldovan one where the Winter Witch didn’t want to let go on her hold of the season when the Lady Spring arrived, a fight broke out between then, the Winter Witch struck Lady Spring and from where her blood touched the ground, a Snowdrop grew and Lady Spring had won the battle. With such lovely tales, how can you not fall in love with a simple Snowdrop?

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. Galanthus ‘Trym’

Now what are the signs of this addiction? Well it starts with ground watching or in my case, pot watching! Every day, just checking to see how much the shoots have grown. Every day the shoots grow and slowly a flash of white starts to appear and then gets bigger and bigger until it slowly opens and there is the most simple but pure looking flower you could ever wish for. Then you start buying them! Maybe just the odd one to start with, you know Just with the slight differences to the common forms G. Nivalis, but that obsession grows until you start spending time looking at all the other snowdrops falling in love with their broad wide take on the simple colours of mainly green and white, seeing forms that have lovely green tips and green veining like Rosemary Burnham, tall forms like Fred’s Giant, small forms like Tiny Tim and not forgetting the more yellow forms like Wendy’s Gold. Whatever form you like, there’s loads to grow. Go on try a few different ones and see how you get on but be warned, they are really addictive once you start………

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Galanthus ‘Wendy’s Gold’

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Galanthus ‘Pusey Green Tips’

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Galanthus ‘Magnet’

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Galanthus ‘Mighty Atom’

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Galanthus ‘Gone Fishin’

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Galanthus ‘Sally’s Double’

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Galanthus elwesii ‘Comet’

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Galanthus ‘James Backhouse’

To finish off here’s a poem

Stunning spring is my favourite season

She swirls her skirts and drapes the garden in her finest clothes

Dressing the naked winter trees and bushes with bright brilliant foliage

Spring showers us with confetti of pink cherry blossom petals in the warm breeze

Gently opening the eyes of the snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils

They crane their necks from the melting snow and smile sweetly

Creating colour and scent in our glorious gardens

Written by Jan Allison

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Six on Saturday, 4/11/17

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Well well well welcome November! With its gun powder and plot! I love this time of year, to the non gardener, it seems the the start of the end of the gardening year, to the gardeners, they know it’s the start of next years display, with bulbs being planted, plants divided, seeds being sourced and sown and evergreens shaped. It’s these things that shaping my six on Saturdays for the next few weeks. 

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I love my alpines and also my fossils and mixing the two together in one beautiful pot is just ideal, more importantly, the fossils were collected on our holidays and will remind us about the time away and my 2 girls helped me to plant it up
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Bulbs bulbs bulbs don’t you just love them! These are some of my new snowdrops, dwarf irises and specie tulips I have brought, love having pots of bulbs to bring out and display with their beauty, tried a simple lasagne with specie tulips and iris reticulate types. Can’t wait to see them in flower
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Well managed to get my winter and spring pots all planted up with my middle daughter helping me, planted up with all winter interest (I hope!) and with a mix of tulips, dwarf iris and hyacinths to give a burst of colour and scent next to our front door
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I love Sedums for 12 months of the years, whatever the weather, there’s something to enjoy with them and at this time of year, it’s the flower skeletons that give us enjoy in the garden, won’t be until February before I cut them back to show off the purple buds underneath
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This unknown pyracantha by my front door is and I will be honest a right pain in the backside tbh in the summer, it needs cutting back every 2-3weeks to stop it hiding our front door, but this is worth it, it makes a tightly clipped bush that shows off the berries so well! A few weeks time the blackbirds would of stripped them off and it will be bare for the winter
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Not from my garden but I had to include it on this weeks 6, just so beautiful isn’t, it’s sorbus Sargentii in full autumn glory in a clients garden on Thursday. It’s faulty become one of my favourite Sorbus.

I hope you enjoyed my 6 on Saturday from both mine and a clients 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