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Six on Saturday 9-1-2021

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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Fabric, Curtains and A Window Box

I was in one of my favourite shops, Redruth Sewing Studio, yesterday buying curtain tape and saw this delightful fabric. I’m trying to decide what I can make with it and for whom.

I have spent today making another pair of curtains for L’s cottage windows – just the hemming to do now. This is one of the the curtains I made while I was there.

A beautiful window box caught my eye while we were in London.

 
 

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Truro’s Winter Pansies, Tea Cosy and Keep Calm

Christmas shopping in Truro this morning was made even better by the planters full of colour, Primulas and Winter Pansies.dscn9665

I have posted photos from the pasty shop before, always seasonal and delightful tea-cosies. There is a skilled and imaginative knitter in there somewhere.dscn9673

On the way home we followed a pasty van, another with a sense of humour.

 

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