Six on Saturday 9-3-24

The promise of spring, and a goodbye to some winter stalwarts, this is what my #SixOnSaturday is all about this week. Along with a white-grey-green theme.

First up, it is the last chance to enjoy snowdrops. After some years, my garden has a lovely spread, and even in the shady corners they are beginning to wilt away a little now. See you next year, you tiny peices of winter hope and joy.

I got carried away this winter with a large crocus order, and am very glad I did. The blooms last for weeks and come in a gorgeous range of colours. I’ve only just noticed that these white ones have a few thin little bands of lilac that help set off the bright orange centres.

Late winter and early spring colour is offered by a few large viburnum bushes, and they are doing a grand job of feeding local honey bees, who are out and collecting nector on summy days now.

Spring clematis have got themselves together and are sprouty lots of shoots now. In close up, these have a furry look and feel, pleasing on a sunny morning.

Magnolia stellatar is a little way off yet, but follows right on with the furry feel. This small tree looks like it will have a huge number of flowers this year.

Finally, one of the best early spring flowering shrubs is pieris, also offering a nectar fest, the tiny flowers stand out nicely against a bright blue spring sky.

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

7 thoughts on “Six on Saturday 9-3-24

  1. It’s funny, because some shrubs are early in your country like the pieris and others are late like the magnolia: in my case the flowering is reversed. Very pretty photo of crocuses !

    1. That’s interesting…I wonder how much rainfall in involved in the flowering time, but maybe only for some plants? The magnolia suffers a bit in cold winds i think.

  2. Do you have a name for that white crocus. I have a few of what looks like the same one that have been coming back for many years, albeit without increasing in number, but have long since lost the name. It’d be nice to add some more.

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