Six on Saturday: 6.11.21

After a busy few weeks, I made it out into the garden. Only to mow the lawn but it’s a start to the autumn tidying.

Fire log

We went out in the garden last night for Bonfires night. I bought a fire log as we had one last year and it did a good job of keeping us warm and cooking marshmallows. But this one was a bit poor. It never really got going.

Sparklers

We did enjoy some sparklers though.

Fireworks

And we enjoyed watching a few other peoples fireworks going off.

Geranium Brookside

I had a quick trip to the smaller garden centre while Alice was in ballet and picked up a few discount plants. This hardy geranium is a reliable blue spreader. I will probably use it for work. I don’t have a particular purpose for it but it was cheap and will be useful somewhere.

Crambe maritima

Sea kale was a favourite of Derek Jarman. It’s drought-tolerant and can stand sea winds. I tried it from seed before and a few germinated but didn’t make it to adulthood. This one looks a bit sorry for itself but it was cheap enough I’m willing to chance it and bring it back to life.

Senecio herrianus

Another cheap purchase. A little pot of string of beads houseplant. I’ve swapped it to a new pot as it’s a trailer. It needs something with a bit of weight so it doesn’t drop off. It’s a succulent that trails over the edge of the pot. It can be propagated easily either by rooting cuttings into soil or water.

I’m slightly more hopeful of starting the bulb planting this week but we’ll see. We have a wood delivery coming today for the log burner so going to have to have a tidy of the patio if nothing else. Hope you all enjoy your weekends.

2 thoughts on “Six on Saturday: 6.11.21”

  1. Lovely cheery photos of your Bonfire night! It looks as if you picked up some lovely bargain plants. I’ll have to look up the sea kale as I do not know that plant. Good luck with planting out all those bulbs, and have a great weekend.

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