It has been an exceptionally busy week at work, with little time spent in the garden. This weekend has been earmarked for catching up on chores, especially weeding! The weed are rampant, and I need to start preparing the garden so that I can put in some seedlings to give us colour during the drab winter months. There is lots of work to be done! But first, let’s post the Six for this week, and then pop over to The Propagator to see what he has to offer this week. View the comments section of his blog to find out what is happening in other gardens worldwide.
I was running late with my Six this week, so late on Saturday afternoon I grabbed my camera and wandered outside to see what inspiration I could find! As I walked past the new arbour I heard a whirring noise and looked up straight into a pair of beady eyes, looking directly at me.
TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER…… I WANT SOME FOOD!
Moving on a little further I noticed a really unusual and alien-looking flower!
Looking to my left I then noticed that the plants in the border under the tree fern were covered in alien dust! The once green leaf had taken on a brown tinge, thanks to all the spore that had fallen from the tree fern!
A final ‘alien’ picture for this week, this time of an unusual fungus that grows on the garden mulch. The intense rainy period we had recently has brought out some amazing fungi! This is a stinkhorn.
And now for a complete change, let us have a look at some of the work I have lined up for this weekend. Firstly, I have lots of seedlings to plant out into the borders and into pots and hanging baskets: calendulas, petunias, violas, lobelia, dianthus and alyssum.
And finally, I made a start on weeding one of the borders. From a tangled mix of grasses, sedges, and other weeds ……
To a cleared section free from weeds.
That’s all from me for this week. Wishing you all a happy gardening week!