Well this is my first six on Saturday and I have chosen to start when we are in the grips of yet more incoming snow and when we have decided to completely re-start our garden from scratch. Nothing has been left untouched and this makes finding six things that look even a little bit worthy of a blog tricky. I could show you the hedge that was stored in containers far to long (left over from a show garden) and now has found its place in the garden but its not looking its best at the moment. Or the new raised sleeper bed which has been planted but you would be hard pressed to find the plants at the moment.
How about one of my winter garden favourites Euphorbia Ascot rainbow a bright spark in an other dull moment in the garden.
Or the ever popular Helleborus both of which are new introductions from a mother day shopping trip last week.
My polytunnel is at least looking promising. My spinach has survived well throughout the winter with a light harvesting every now and then.
The lettuce is looking great as it has also been tucked up in the polytunnel all winter. Now here’s an interesting and slightly adult fact about lettuce. I’ve been reading about the ancient Egyptians and the ways they gardened. Did you know that the humble lettuce was seen as an aphrodisiac and was planted in funerary gardens. Death and birth were closely related and the same gods were celebrated for both. Lettuce was used to celebrate the god Min and if your of a nervous disposition I wouldn’t research it much further than that.
And speaking of new life here’s my little Broccoli seedlings
This year I am also growing a cut flower garden mainly to supply the flowers for my wedding bouquet later this year. Here is the Limonium popping its head above the surface.
And that’s the end of that. Hopefully there will be more to post about next time.