Six on Saturday 17/04/21

Another week with several frosty nights, including last night, but there have been some lovely sunny days as compensation. We even had some rain last Saturday night, none since though so there’s been a lot of pot watering. The forecast is for the nights to start getting a bit warmer at last. It’ll be good not to have to keep covering the glasshouse plants with fleece. The Tulips have enjoyed the sunshine and are beginning to show their colours so I’m sure that there will be some in next weeks Six. In the meantime, here is this weeks glimpse into the garden.

  • A couple of years ago I bought an Erythronium ‘Pagoda’ and grew it in a pot. After flowering I planted it out under the Pieris and this is its second year in the ground.
Erythronium ‘Pagoda’
  • The Crocus thomasinianus are setting seed.
Crocus seed pods forming
  • I dug out a very old clump of Bergenia a couple of weeks ago. I’d kept it as it came from my dads’s garden but, even with renovation, it flowered poorly. I was undecided as to what to replace it with but while out buying a new pot this week came across the perfect plant – a Bergenia!!!
Bergenia ‘Fire and Ice’

I fell in love with the flower colour and it’s a more compact form so, hopefully, the leaf to flower ratio will be better. Also, the old plant had very large leaves that smothered the surrounding plants.

  • The ferns are starting to unfurl their new fronds and the fern wall is greening up again. I also have quite a few ferns in the borders, including one of my favourites – Polystichum polyblepharum. The new fronds look like furry arms.
  • At the moment the wildlife seems to be a bit lacking in the garden which I’m putting down to the cool weather. I spotted this Dark-Edged Bee Fly having a rest in the sun the other day.
  • Forget-Me-Nots are in full swing and the herbaceous border is looking very yellow and blue in places.

One of the jobs for the weekend is to get the shading up in the glasshouse to protect the newly pricked out seedlings. Then there’s always some weeding!

Enjoy the weekend and don’t forget to make time to check in at

7 thoughts on “Six on Saturday 17/04/21”

  1. I bought some Erythronium a couple of years ago, but have never seen them since planting in the garden. Should have put them into pots first so they could have had a chance against the S&S. It’s always nice to see the ferns new growth.

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