Six on Saturday 6-4-24

It may be spring, yet we have apparently endless rain again. It’s cold enough to keep the daffs blooming, but you saw those last week. For this wee’s #SixOnSaturday I offer the promise of a few clusters of buds.

Clematis montana grows all over the house stone walls. This year it looks a little thiner than it used to (after a major thinning), but buds are already coming.

In my pot area, it seem I don’t have quite as many tulips as last year, not sure what went wrong there, but there are some, and they will be blooming soon.

One of the oldest trees in the garden (I presume) is an old pear tree growing along the south side of the house. The house is 200 years old, so I suspect the pear is too. The lovely contorted old thing is about to burst into bloom.

A ‘volunteer’ tree at the other end of the garden has popped up, this looks like it might be horse chestnut. I love the way the leaves frame the flower buds, somehow like angels wings.

A favourite tree of mine is the elegant quince. Not sure if it’s too dry where it lives, but this one always is full of flower, then very few fruit appear. Should a garden have 2 quince for better fertilisation? I don’t know.

OK, so my last isn’t really a bud, more of an actual camellia flower, but it is the first, from a huge bush living on the darker north-facing part of the garden. Lovely.

Thanks for viewing my picks for #SixOnSaturday this week. And thanks to those leaving comments on the blog – sorry if i don’t always get back to you on time! 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

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