We’ve had a mini heat wave this week, causing both an explosion of growth and colour plus the quick demise of many bulbs. Happy to say that we’re due for cooler temperatures starting tomorrow, along with a touch of rain, so all should be good. Right now it’s time for Six on Saturday – six things happening in the garden this week, a gardening theme hosted by
The Propagator, over in England. Have a great gardening weekend everyone!
First up is my first major harvest of the year – some lovely rhubarb which shall be chopped up this weekend and either baked into scones or frozen while we wait for strawberries to grow and ripen. Strawberry-rhubarb pie!!
Just a few cm tall so far, these snap peas have germinated well and within a month or so will be providing loads of snacking and cooking peas.
In the same raised bed as the peas are my Ranunculus – I’ve already sown chard seeds in front of them; this weekend I’ll be adding Nasturtium seeds. I also planted more pea seeds to grow up behind, and I’ll be adding a few Cardinal Climber vines so that there is colour and interest all summer.
These are baby Lupins – I tried, for the first time, winter sowing. That’s when you plant seeds in the pot and keep them outdoors all winter, under snowfall and all, so that a natural stratification takes place. Beats keeping things in little baggies in the fridge for months on end!
Trees and shrubs have been particularly influenced by our hot days this week, including this Serviceberry. Gorgeous flowers will be followed by tasty berries that birds gobble down as fast as they ripen.
I’ve moved this bleeding Heart several times over the past 20 years. Happy to say it’s finally situated in a happy place (in semi-shade next to a rain barrel, and loving the overflow water every now and then) as this is the largest it’s been, ever.