Six on Saturday

There isn’t a lot new happening out there this week. The weather has been not bad for the time of year, a bit of rain, a bit of sun, a few grey skies. Today was a really lovely day, with no need for my big winter coat. We have been out all afternoon, so these pictures were quickly taken when we got home. Anyway, here are my Six on Saturday and thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens.

First up, the new King’s Seeds catalogue. While it is fine to browse online, there is something about a paper version, where you can mark things up, that is so enjoyable. I’ve been looking at the herb pages and thinking about what things are good for pots. Ideas always welcome!

A new seed catalogue

With blue skies up above, I was able to take a better picture of the magnolia buds at the back of the house. Counting the days….

Buds on the magnolia

Bulb update: the last lot planted are now beginning to pop up. I’m hoping for a flowers for a decent period.

Yes! My first daffodil! No other words necessary.

The first daffodil

Another picture of the muscari, just because I really like them, the colour, the shape, just everything about them really.

And again, just because I can, another camellia.

So that’s it from me. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in other parts of the world.

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  1. Lovely camelia photos and you can’t beat the yellow of a daffodil to add a bit of cheer.


  2. We’ve had mostly rainy days here, the garden is still blooming and the citrus trees are fruiting but it would be nice to have some sun to dry the washing.


  3. Nothing like a hard copy of a seed catalogue, I do agree. Is the red flowered shrub in your first photo the camellia? If so, does that make the bare stick tree in front of it the magnolia? Lovely spot for the red flowered shrub, whatever it is. I’m really beginning to envy your winters.


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