In a week when the world has gone mad, again, I really need to garden to give me some balance. This week’s #SixonSaturday represents the hope I have for the near future, at least for the gardening season.
First up are crocus. Despite hiding under 3 inches of snow on Thursday, and weathering 3 named storms in the last week, they are now fully flowering again, smiling in the sunshine. And I noticed I grow them in blue and yellow, so here they are first to remind us all to send thoughts to our friends in Ukraine, suffering a Dystopian nightmare….could be any of us.
In the veg patch, Welsh onions have survived the winter, started to grow, and will soon be used as a spring-onion alternative.
With food on my mind, I’ve wandered into the greenhouse for the next couple of pics. I have planted seeds early, and thus have a nice tub of fresh looking pak choi, soon to prick out.
A second type of pak choi, with a hint of red, are already nestling in their own pots and romping away. Should be stir frying in under a month.
Back to the garden now, with hazel catkins in full flower, the tiny red female flowers have finally started (top right).
Will this be the last of the snowdrops as we stretch towards the end of February? They still look fantastic.
That’s my #SixonSaturday for this week. Stay safe, and don’t forget to follow the crowd on twitter and via the web from links to the originator of #SixonSaturday, the Propagator himself.