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