Six on Saturday 3-12-22

Note: Many of you have found me as @julie3dharris on Twitter. I’m not sure I can face Musk-world now, even if the company survives, so you’ll find me more and more on Mastodon

The first #SixOnSaturday of the last month. It is hard to find colour in the garden now, especially when the weather has been characteristically dreich:, grey, misty, hovering around 5deg C, drizzling. At least we are now into the countdown to the solstice. i don’t have a theme this week, just some nice bits and pieces.

First is cotoneaster, which has reached the pretty stage where it just holds onto a few bright leaves.

For flowers, there are still a few blooms coming through on a range of roses, mostly pink. the perfect colour to brighten a dull day.

On the foliage side, a few leaves are holding out still on my twisted hazel tree, yet catkins are bursting through, here quite literally.

Flowers again, more pink, this time from a plucky little fuschia that hasn’t been frosted yet.

Proper winter flowers are starting to arrive. This one a classic hellebore. Each year I wish for more hellebore, so perhaps it is time to nip to the garden centre and pick up a few more while the soil is warm.

This last flower has featured so many times on my #Six this year, but what’s not to love. Still growing, still offering bright leaves that puddle raindrops so that they sparkle, and still a handful of cheerful flowers. My heartening nasturtium.

I hope you enjoyed my #SixonSaturday. Stay safe, take care out there, and don’t forget to follow the crowd on twitter. I THINK we can also get the sixes going on Mastodon (other instances in the Fediverse are available). For regulars, our organiser is Jim at Also on twitter @JamesLStephens. And I’m now on mastodon

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