Six on Saturday 02/02/19

It’s not a particularly cold part of the world here in North Somerset but the max/min thermometer in the greenhouse has recorded minus 3.7 twice this week. As there’s a tube heater on in there it must have been even lower outside. My Celotex box lid arrangement (explained in SoS 12/01/19) is working well as the temperature in there only went down to plus 3.8 degrees – not bad for an 80watt tube heater. Time to get on with this week’s Six.

1. As forecast, the snow arrived on Thursday night so there isn’t a lot to photograph for this week’s Six today (Friday). I HATE snow!

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2. Despite the overall depressing scene there are little rays of sunshine to be found.

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3. The Green Man lives in the top corner of the garden. It’s a very shady, north facing part of the garden and he’s shaded by a very tall Golden Privet. I’ve also recently removed a sickly Griselinia littoralis from the  border and so he’s a bit exposed at the moment.

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4. I have finally got around to buying some Root Trainers for my Sweet Peas. I mean to do it every year but fail. I bought these online as no one had them locally. The price seemed really good but what I missed was that the cages weren’t included. They’ll stand in a tray so it’s not a great problem. Just annoying.

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5. Seeds finally arrived so now I can sow my Sweet Peas in the Root Trainers. A job for Sunday as I’m working today. There might be a few more packets on their way but don’t tell the N-G.

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6.  And I’ll be able to label them! Labelling plants has been a constant problem. I’ve tried all sorts of pens and labels but they all seem to fade/disappear eventually. I’m having fun labelling plants in the garden as I remember their names.

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So that’s another six things found without having to get too creative (yet!). If the forecast is right the temperature should start rising again on Sunday thank goodness. Enjoy your garden this week, if only from indoors and don’t forget to see what everyone else has found for their Six courtesy of our host

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14 thoughts on “Six on Saturday 02/02/19”

  1. This labeler is likely to be very practical … Happy to see that the Celotex box works well, I hope for you that the snow will melt because you seem not to like it (even if it gives very beautiful photos like the hellebore/hydrangea ones … gorgeous!)

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  2. Good that your heating setup is working, it’s quite stressful not being sure you’ve done enough to protect valuable plants and a couple of degrees.could be life or death. I have one of those labellers, good gadget. I bought cheap generic tapes last time around, they look the same but will they last as well?

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    1. I agree. It’s been quite stressful now that I’m recording things properly. I could kid myself that it hadn’t got that cold before. Now things are warmer I have to mind the watering! Solve one problem and create another.

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  3. That’s a fancy plant labeller! The snow’s thawing a bit down in Somerset but it’s still loitering longer than I’d like.

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    1. Sorry, the root trainers photo wasn’t very clear, it was eight of them open and stacked up. Each one folds up in half to form four deep cells, ideal for peas, beans and sweet peas. When it’s time to transplant the young plants the root trainer can be opened up and the plant slid into the planting hole with minimal root disturbance.

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  4. Like Jane, I am completely unfamiliar with those root trainers. Please reveal their purpose soon! Also would love to see what one of the labels from that snazzy dazzy machine looks like! And a question: Do GreenMan’s eyes follow you all throughout the garden because they look like they might!

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    1. The Green Man’s gaze isn’t too bad at following me, but he is in a corner.
      The root trainers photo wasn’t very clear, it was eight of them open and stacked up. Each one folds up in half to form four deep cells, ideal for peas, beans and sweet peas. When it’s time to transplant the young plants the root trainer can be opened up and the plant slid into the planting hole with minimal root disturbance

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