Look at me! I’m a blogger! And I’m joining in with a meme!
So the meme is from The Propagator’s blog:
The idea is to share six things of interest from your garden or a garden, on Saturday. Six on Saturday.
This is my ‘Six on Saturday’ at Siss.
Sissinghurst is my second favourite place to be, after my own garden, with my Stevie. But I left him at home today to meet my wonderful friend, one half of the jelly show. They don’t like being called the jelly show, but it has nothing to do with their appearance, it’s just a spoonerism of their names.
It was freeeeezing!
But this crabapple warmed me up, just by looking at it.
I know, it’s looking a tinsy bit frazzled now, but wouldn’t you?
I was a little bit early, and this half of the jelly show is always late, which gave me a moment to savour the display of Iris reticulata and what I think are Scilla. I really should have looked at the label, but forgive me, this is my first meme.
One of my favourite features at Sissinghurst is the view through this barn. Am I allowed to say that I prefer this to the tower? Look at the echo of the arch from the other side:
And if you go inside, you get to appreciate the timber frame.
And quite a lot of dove poo. That seems like an oxymoron, but even doves poo.
I couldn’t help but browse a few pots of bulbs outside the shop. The Narcissus bulbocodium ‘Spoirot’ were particularly fetching. They have diaphanous petticoats, rather lovely in the morning sun, but I’d imagine quite chilly on a day like today.
Ah look. In the front row is Scilla mischtschenkoana. That’s also what was in that pot!
And finally, though it was bone-bitingly cold, and for you reader, I risked frost-bite every time I got my phone out to take a photo, look at the beautiful blue sky!
That was the last photo I took, because then the late half of the jelly show found me, and once that happens, we don’t stop talking for three hours solid. You will hear more about the jelly show (both halves) in future posts. They are somewhat reluctant gardeners, but I’m working on it.
Sorry if you were expecting photos of the garden. But it’s nice at this time of year to focus on structure, and the sky.
Regular readers will know that yesterday had its challenges. This post is also entitled ‘You can’t keep a good woman down’. Because these are the things that contributed to me feeling a whole lot better by the end of the day:
- One half of the jelly show.
- The other half of the jelly show (remote link).
- Another radiator-friend asking at just the right moment to meet up – love her too.
- Stevie. Obviously.
- Marvellous daughters and step-daughter.
- Dogs. So soft. So squishy.
- Spring bulbs. Joy, joy, joy.
- Blue sky. Tra la.
- Lovely messages from all over the place. I feel the love. Thank you.
- Life. It just kinds of picks you up.