Six on Saturday 11-3-23

That ‘polar vortex’ came down and got us. -6 deg C these last couple of a nights, and a sprinkling of snow. This week’s #SixOnSaturday is a shivery boundary between late winter and early spring.

First, I caught a pot of crocus and primula with the snow still on them. Astonishing how similarly purple these two very different flowers are.

Things are starting to stir in the (unheated) greenhouse. A new experiment this year was to sow some very early coriander a couple of weeks ago. It has germinated in there, and now is almost ready to scatter over a salad, I’ve sown another pot full today.

I’ve got around to clearing most of the winter wreckage from my main flower borders, to reveal a host of cheerful scilla. I love their blue-white flowers popping up to replace the snowdrops.

Clematis were hit hard by last year’s heat and dry spells. Having died back in August, I feared the worse for some. There’s hope yet though, here they come. The tiny specks of dew are what’s left when the snow thaws.

Having spotted my first little clump of native primrose on a recent walk, I hurried home to check the status of my garden varieties. This one is full of bud with a few burgundy flowers doing their thing. The tiny hairs all over the stem make an interesting close-up.

Last, but very much not least, spring has started for me as I have plucked my first posy of daffs from out of the garden. What a burst of golden joy.

I hope you enjoyed my #SixonSaturday. Stay safe, take care out there, and don’t forget to follow the crowd on Mastodon. We are starting to get the sixes going on Mastodon (other instances in the Fediverse are available), but we need a few more folk to toot on the topic: come join us. All you need to do is find 6 things in your garden to show us. Then post on social, or add a link at Jim’s blog below. For regulars, our organiser is Jim at Also on twitter @JamesLStephens. And I’m now mostly on mastodon

2 thoughts on “Six on Saturday 11-3-23

  1. I thought of you much further north, which actually got very cold with a lot of snow. Fortunately you show us a nice ray of sunshine with the daffodils at the end of your post

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