Six on Saturday 9-1-2021

09 Jan

It’s very cold, it’s wintery dark too early and we are all worried about the virus but there is hope in the garden. Nature will have her way, has kept us supplied with greens over the winter and now new shoots are appearing heralding a bright and beautiful Spring.
Here are my six for this week.
1. We redid the wall border in the early Autumn, planted lots of bulbs and some Clematis. This evergreen one has just taken off and is already all over the trellis.

Clematis Wisley Cream

2  In the same border are lots of winter flowering pansies which we can see from the kitchen window. The orange ones have been much more successful than the purple ones and make lovely bright spots in the border. Lots of the bulbs are peeping through.


3.  I went looking for Snowdrop shoots and found a few. Some I expected to find are smothered in weeds and we’ll have to get to clearing that little patch quickly to give the flowers some air and a chance.

Snowdrop shoots

4.  The raised beds continue to supply us with Kalettes otherwise known as Flower Sprouts. They are delicious quickly stir fried in garlic butter.

Kalettes/Flower Sprouts

5.  We acquired an allotment in the Autumn (great excitement having waited several years) and all we’ve really done is clear the dense weeds. We have however planted some Osteospermum along the path and a row of Elephant Garlic which has started to sprout! Yippee.

The Daffodils in the front garden  are quite tall and almost ready to bend their heads over so flowering isn’t too far away……

6. We have spent some happy hours planning the allotment and have this week ordered lots of seeds – for Dwarf French Beans, Courgettes, Leeks, Pumpkin, Tumbling Tom Tomatoes and Kale. News of those in due course.

And, just for fun, on our walk today and in someone else’s garden,  we were serenaded by a Robin who stayed there singing as we approached, as we went by and until we were so far away, we couldn’t hear him any more. What a treat!

The inspiration for Six on Saturday comes from The Propagator. Pop over to see his posts and to read sixes from lots of other gardeners.


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17 responses to “Six on Saturday 9-1-2021

  1. Paddy Tobin

    January 24, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    That blue trellis is very attractive and prompts me to some action in the garden, something put on the long finger for ages!

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 25, 2021 at 6:41 pm

      We do like our blue trellis. The painting took a while but against the cream and with greenery on it, the result pleases us. Thank you for your comment. Happy painting! 🙂

  2. commonprose

    January 14, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    Amazing to me that you have such early signs of spring. It’s glorious!

  3. Piglet in Portugal

    January 10, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    I’d love an allotment! You are so lucky. We live too close to the sea so growing veg is a bit hit and miss. Have you ever wondered where Robins go in the summer? We only see them here from about Novemeber and then they disappear come spring

  4. Thistles and Kiwis

    January 10, 2021 at 7:03 am

    Love those pansies.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 10, 2021 at 5:43 pm

      So bright and cheery aren’t they? I love the little ones with faces too. 🙂

  5. janesmudgeegarden

    January 10, 2021 at 3:06 am

    Those pansies are a pop of colour, sure to brighten the darkest day.

  6. nrhatch

    January 10, 2021 at 2:47 am

    If I had to guess, I’d say you’re “ready for Spring.” 😀

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 10, 2021 at 5:44 pm

      More than ready! Wishing for light and warmth but the plants are doing their thing and I love that. Spring will come. 🙂

  7. CustomBio

    January 9, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    There is always hope in the garden. Stay safe and enjoy your flowers.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 10, 2021 at 5:45 pm

      Yes, that’s the lovely thing about a garden – it just keeps doing its thing! 🙂

  8. ladysighs

    January 9, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    Pansies are good friends.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 10, 2021 at 5:46 pm

      They hang around in the darkest of times and that is certainly what a truly good friend does. 🙂


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