Six on Saturday

So for my final “six on Saturday ” for 2019, which special thanks to the Propagator for hosting.

  1. Some of you may have already noticed this robin cropping up in my previous posts. It is a very brave little fellow and is now regularly taking food from my daughter’s hand.

2. Bargains – I love bargains. I got a big bag of Japanese onions for just one euro on sale. I know it is late to be putting them in, but I have planted quite a few in polytunnel and I am hoping they will do there. It is just too wet to get anything outside.

Onions

Onions

3. My second bargain was some bulbs – I got daffs and these which weren’t labelled (but I am pretty sure they are crocus). So it will be very much pot luck as to what comes up.

Bulbs

Bulbs

4. And in the garden daffodil bulbs beginning to show. While it has been a very wet winter here, it has been pretty mild most of the time.

Daffs

Daffodils

5. In the polytunnel some of the pot marigolds are still in flower.

Pot marigold

Pot marigold

6. And finally my new hot composter called a hotbin composter. It is an insulated compost bin that is supposed to be much faster than traditional bin as it heats waste byย  up to 60ยฐc. We’re setting it up in the greenhouse for the winter at least.

Hot composter

Hot composter

Thank you to all those who have followed my six on Saturday garden posts during the year. Here’s to a great gardening year for 2020.

 

 

21 thoughts on “Six on Saturday

    1. Helen

      Iโ€™m in England but itโ€™s not so much our winters are short. They are just mild, on the whole, though no doubt some of this is due to climate change, going on what older people tell me.

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    2. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      It doesn’t feel short! It does look like it will be another early spring. It was 11 degrees Celsius today!! A bit warm admittedly for December.

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  1. dust4y

    Your very special robin and 5 more interesting items. What a colour your pot marigolds have and yes please, would really like to hear how the hot composer fares. What a brilliant idea.

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  2. Lora Hughes

    Robins are always very cheeky but wow! Getting one to eat out of her hand. That’s amazing. Can’t wait to see how the crocuses turned out.

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