Hoorah! The sun is shining this Saturday after a very wet week. I think it rained for over 24 hours at one point – at least it certainly felt like it. Anyway, here is what is going on outside this Saturday.
Each year, these irises pop up, with their glorious purple colour. Some of the current blooms got a bit battered by the bad weather earlier in the week, but this one survived relatively unscathed.
Planting – or failing to plant
With the sun out, I thought I would get seed planting…and then discovered that I had no potting compost left, or rather, only a little to fill two small pots and get some marigolds started. I also could not find the seed tray, which seems to have hidden itself somewhere. Total failure!
I was checking the back of the house, not only to see what had been happening, but also to see if there was any damage, even slight, following the stormy weather. All I could spot was this fern, which is now beginning to touch the roof. Makes a nice canopy of course, but it will need to be cut back a bit.
Also around the back, I found these grass fronds, which just look so pretty in the sunlight.
The ground underneath two of the trees at the back is covered with this plant with the pretty green and white leaf. I have failed to identify it, so any suggestions gratefully received. I think it might be Bishop’s Weed?
The other steps
Here you see the other steps to our house, and why we don’t have a formal garden!
Thanks to The Propagator for starting Six on Saturday. It is a lovely weekend treat!
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