Our Director for the SOS production of "Six things in our gardens each Saturday" is allowing the back log of bulb planting get to him, I think at this stage, he ought to call in other members of the back room team to help, don't you?
(1) Just thought I would get in a little preview of the Christmas present I bought myself. No compost is allowed near these until after the day. If I gave myself cart blanche to do gardening things then nothing else would be done. I have shopping, baking etc to get on with! Oh and today visiting a good cider place, cider tasting and purchases for our 'local Christmas'. A big plus is that whilst Mr S tastes and discusses cider, I can catch up with my friend Angela who is a talented artist and professional gardener.
(2) I got carried away with the tidying up the snowdrop and cyclamen
(5) Just on the edge of the picture above are the Primula alpicola var alba. Within a few days they have also turned yellow, and will 'melt' away into the wings to appear ingénue like in late spring. I divided them after flowering and moved them. Again I have high hopes of a good performance during the summer season. Here they are a little further away from the bird feeder, as they had been in the high bird footfall area, and prone to damage as they emerged.
(6) Mr S and I have decided 'no gifts' to each other this year. However we shan't be totally without the Christmas morning surprise presents, as yesterday a postman delivered a box of lovely presents from our family, all beautifully wrapped. With a different one for the birthday. Some wrapped up presents feel like a lot of bumps, and sets one guessing. This little plant is just a mass of bumps at the moment. Can you guess what it is? Answers next week.
Good job we have lots of very happy Christmas get togethers under our belts, and Mr S and I shall chat about them on the day. Oh yes, we shall.... and hopefully there will be a good Pantomime from a previous year on the TV. Wishing everyone: girls and boys, and gardeners everywhere, A Happy Christmas.