Six on Saturday 9th Feb

Every day since Monday the temperature has risen above 6C. There was some rain, but fairly light and mostly at night with just over a centimeter over the week. Very windy last night and today, although it has calmed somewhat as I write this.

This is my first Six on Saturday this year, so here goes with six things though I had to resort to including a house plant as there is not much going on.

1 Snowdrops

I have a few clumps of snowdrops at various stages of development. These are the most advanced and are pretty much open now.

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2 Cyclamen

This Cyclamen coum was bought last year and it is doing very well. It almost looks like there are two there.

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3 Winter aconite

I bought two pots of Eranthis hyemalis this year, as the ones from last year don't seem to have survived. I haven't seen too many of these around, so maybe they don't grow that well, or perhaps they are out of fashion.

I'm hoping that they survive and form a decent sized drift.

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4 Hellebore

I can't say I like the Hellebores much. The white variety is the best in my opinion with flowers that can be seen well from a distance.

This is again a replacement for the one that doesn't appear to have survived from last year. If this one doesn't survive, then that is it, no more!

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5 Amaryllis

I got this just before Christmas for indoors and the flowers have opened this week. It is more lovely than I was expecting.

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6 Salvia cutting

I relented and decided to overwinter the 'Wendy's wish' again via a cutting. I took this quite late and it took longer than usual for it to root in water. This was potted up last weekend. It had a hitchhiker - a little caterpillar.

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That's it for another week, to see more gardens in six bite sized portions head on over to the Propagator blog.

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