It has been a wet day, too wet to ‘garden’ in the Fortnight Garden but not too wet to participate in Six on Saturday and seek advice from The Propagator and fellow gardeners!
Friday was clear and dry enough to cut the hedge and pick up leaves, but that didn’t leave enough time for anything else. The lavender bushes were hacked back a little earlier.
1.The Cornus Mas is growing and growing – it was meant to be quite small. Well, better than not growing, and the buds are starting to swell already, ready to flower in January/February.
2.The Victoria Plum Tree has been ‘trimmed’. I don’t know enough about pruning to say more, but I have noticed that it fruits on old wood, so all I did was keep the height down to manageable.
3.The leaves from the plum tree and the quince tree are now in the compost bin, but again I admit ignorance. I pile all the leaves and cuttings into the bin and hope for the best. I hope The Propagator or one of the Six on Saturday gardeners will enlighten me!
4.The lavender bushes have been cut back, brutally, but it seems to work despite everything I have read about not cutting into old wood! So fingers crossed for next year.
5.The Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ are still thriving under the cover of the Libertia – obviously just the right spot. I think I need to plant more in this area in the spring.
6.And finally, I am loving the dogwoods’ bright colours!
And that is my Six on Saturday from the Fortnight Garden!