Six on Saturday 2-3-24

It’s a spring flower special for my #SixOnSaturday this week. I got a bit behind yesterday, seemed to forget it was Friday, hence this week’s blog is a little later than usual. But full of spring promise to celebrate the 2nd day of meteorological spring.

Spring started yesterday and it was also St. David’s day, so it seems appropriate to show off the first shy daffodils in honour of those who celebrate. Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus.

There’s plenty of promise showing now in my extensive collection of garden pots. The red tips on a pot full of tulip buds caught my attention. Rather fascinating.

The first tulips are opening. Not the plush cup-sized one’s we’re used to, but some of the ‘species varieties’ — these are tulipa polychroma, essentially a wild variety, coming from western Turkey. Flowers are small (2cm across) and will open fully if we get some sunshine.

In the greenhouse, this week’s novelty is from an overwintering osteospermum. Coming into flower nicely.

And outside the greenhouse, a wallflower sits prettily against the greenhouse wall.

Last, but by no means least, a pot of crocus mixed with pom-pom primula seems to give a spring-like wave whenever i poke my head into the garden.

I hope you enjoyed my celebration of spring picks for #SixOnSaturday this week. The blog is going well, but it would be great if more folk on Mastodon, or other parts of the Fediverse got into tooting a Six! Go on, its a much kinder form of social media, not controlled by crazy billionaires. 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 And I’m on mastodon

3 thoughts on “Six on Saturday 2-3-24

  1. It is all getting exciting out in the garden. I was pleased to see your Wallflowers, I must check on mine.

  2. I really like the transition between the flashy colours of the osteospermums and the dark red of the wallflowers! Can’t wait to see your first tulips !

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