Six on Saturday – 16th January 2021

16 Jan

It’s been a mixed week of rain, bitter winds and a sun that is beginning to feel warm! My six today are all pleasing  to see in our garden and seeds for hope for the future

  1.  The edible trough has herbs and lettuces still.

Lettuces in the edible garden, ready to eat

2.  The Alliums are shooting up.

Allium Drumstick/ Sphaerocephalon

3.   There are buds beginning on the Snowdrops.


4.   Tiny Nigella seedlings have appeared, all self sown.



5.   There are buds on the Lavender!


6.   Seeds for the allotment arrived in the post today!

Sarah Raven seeds

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 to find out how gardens all over the world are faring.


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12 responses to “Six on Saturday – 16th January 2021

  1. commonprose

    January 26, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Here in the high desert of Arizona, we’re four months away from sprouting plants. Today, about 10 inches of snow!

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 27, 2021 at 7:59 am

      Wow! Family in Munich are sharing photos of similar amounts of snow. Actually, we would quite like some but we do like that out flowers are beginning to show their shoots, many about 4″ tall and some bigger! 🙂

  2. utesmile

    January 17, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    It had been milder again , so things grow, hopefully it does not get too cold anymore!

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 17, 2021 at 7:49 pm

      I think another very chilly spell is forecast! I haven’t forgotten your angel – when lockdown is over I’ll get to the Post Office. 🙂

      • utesmile

        January 17, 2021 at 9:02 pm

        Oh, no worries, no rush – please do stay safe! ♥ that is more important!

  3. ladysighs

    January 17, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    I could almost reach in and pick that lettuce.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 17, 2021 at 5:31 pm

      I ought to but it hasn’t felt like a lettuce day for weeks! 🙂

      • ladysighs

        January 17, 2021 at 5:33 pm

        A lettuce day. lol
        I’m not laughing. There probably is such a day.

  4. nrhatch

    January 17, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    I grew purple beans once . . .

    After cooking, they looked just like regular green beans.
    One of the biggest disappointments of my gardening life. :mrgreen:

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 17, 2021 at 5:31 pm

      We grew them last year and, yes, a big disappointment when cooked and the colour goes but they look good growing and they do taste good! The purple Mangetouts we grew last year stayed purple but we bought those seedlings and will have to wait to get them in May. 🙂

  5. Heyjude

    January 17, 2021 at 1:15 am

    Those lavender buds are surely far too early?

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 17, 2021 at 12:18 pm

      Indeed they are and very surprising. They’ll need some protection if we get the next cold blast we are promised. 🙂


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