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Six on Saturday 23rd January 2021

So I have been missing from the Six on Saturday slot for a while. All has been quiet in the garden, but things are beginning to stir. (Apologies for picture quality this week – photos taken with phone and not camera).

Look – the first snowdrops!

And the first hellebore.

Under the shelter of the porch, two foxgloves have decided to self-seed.

We have a new bird bath. Our wild birds often use the pond for a wash, but hoping they will like this too.

They may wait for warmer weather though. We had the tiniest sprinkling of snow this morning, over frost. Hoping for a little bit more tomorrow.

Definitely the time of year for potato and leek soup.

Thank you to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.

Six on Saturday

In Ireland, some people optimistically consider the 1st of February the start of spring. It is also Saint Brigit’s day. The garden does certainly show signs of spring – so let’s be optimistic.

1. Hellebore

I have two – one white which is already fully open and this lovely red version which is nearly there.

Hellebore

Hellebore

2. Yellow crocus these are planting in grass under a birch tree and are usually the first crocus to appear each year.

Crocus

Crocus

3. Similarly these miniature daffodils are usually the first to appear. I have a couple of larger one that are also just opening too.

Daffodil - tete a tete

Daffodil – tete a tete

4. Snowdrops have been up for a couple of weeks – this pot was given to me by a friend a couple of years ago. (Sorry not best photo – always find them hard to photograph).

Snowdrops

Snowdrops

5.  I am happy to report that the Japanese onions I set in the polytunnel a few weeks ago (late) are doing quite nicely.

Onions

Onions

6. And the replacement for the Victoria plum I lost last autumn is in, finders crossed it will be bountiful in years to come.

Plum tree

Plum tree

We also managed to clean the very dirty windows of the greenhouse and tomorrow I may even plant some seeds!

Many thanks to The Propagator for hosting six on Saturday

Spring??

Today in Ireland we celebrate St. Brigid’s day. It is also seen as the first day of spring on the Celtic calendar – not that it feels like it outside. Still there is a stretch to the evenings now, and the first crocuses, snowdrops and primroses are showing. Each morning, as we walk to the school-bus stop the birds are cheering us with their songs. January is gone and we have something to look forward too. My fingers are starting to itch to get into the greenhouse and see what’s growing.

snowdrops

snowdrops