It feels like ages since I've written a #SixonSaturday post but the past few months have been so busy with Scotland Grows. With today being the start of astrological spring though, how could I not celebrate that with all the loveliness bursting forth in my garden?
From one tiny pop of colour to the next, in between the sleet and rain showers, it is just wonderful to watch the garden slowly start to wake up!
This is just my favourite time of the year! Leaves are unfurling and buds are swollen, ready to burst! It's the time of year when you can miss the beauty of the garden if you but blink!
At this time of year everything is just about to burst forth into the glorious splendour of Summer so I thought it worth choosing a six this week from the flowers in the garden which are coming to their finales!
With the glorious Spring sunshine around this week, it felt positively tropical in Glasgow! Did you manage to get out into your garden?
With the positively Spring-like weather we've been having recently in Glasgow, signs of hope are starting to abound everywhere! So that's the theme for this week's #SixonSaturday: signs of Spring!
To ensure you have a Spring display to excite, it is not too late to plant out Spring bulbs! Bulbs are cheap to buy, so easy to plant and make a fine display in borders or containers.
If you Summer window boxes, hanging baskets or pots are looking a bit played out, it's time to reset the stage for Act Two with some wonderful Winter planting.
There is nothing more welcome after a long, cold, wet Winter than seeing the Daffodils or Tulips burst forth from the soil but in order for that to happen, you need to plan for it now!
I had some bulbs lying around that I had forgotten to plant in the Autumn so I planted them in this planter on 22nd February and, a little later than would be seasonal, they are just glorious! Nothing ventured, nothing gained!