Six on Saturday: 29 December 2018

I wasn’t sure I’d have anything new for this week’s Six on Saturday hosted by The Propagator, but a quick tour of the garden on a surprisingly warm and sunny day gave me these images to share.

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The leeks are still growing well.  We had some with our Boxing Day lunch and I’ve harvested some small ones this morning to add to a chicken and ham pie for tea.

Because the weather is dry, I’m happy to stand at the compost bin to trim and clean the leeks before taking them inside.

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I think I’m getting the hang of this composting lark now.  If only my husband wouldn’t keep throwing stuff into the recycling bag.  I’ll have to make him a list!

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My herbs are enjoying some sun too.  I have plans to move them from this spot and take away the bed as I have similar beds to fill in the front garden.  This will give me a large sunny area for my potato bags.

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My crocuses are growing well, with one flower almost open.

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And my house leeks are growing new babies – all the more to fill those front brick beds.

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This is one of the dwarf olive trees.  I love the gnarly trunk and, hopefully, when I remove it from this border, it will transplant into a large pot with no problem.  I bought two at the same time about 15 years ago.  For a sneaky bonus image – this pathetic specimen is the other one.

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5 thoughts on “Six on Saturday: 29 December 2018

  1. A good six 🙂 It’s surprising how much life there is in the garden despite the cold, wet and dark days. I love your little herb bed. Your herbs look a lot happier specimens than mine… and so tidy.

    My compost from this year has been a disaster as I added the wrong type of greenery to it…. which apparently makes the soil too acidic.

  2. Loved your SOS post! I’m admiring your crocuses from afar! I am new to composting. Just started collecting my scraps and bought a composter that I will place in garage. I’ll see how that turns out! Will also read the post about compost that you posted! Thanks!

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