Popping With Spring Blooms #SixOnSaturday #GardenTwitter

The first full week in April has thrown all sorts of weather at us here in Hampshire. At times it has felt like a gauntlet run just to get down to the bottom of the garden.

Now a quick public service message: Yesterday I found out that WordPress are making lots of price changes to their blog plans. I currently use the free WordPress, but I am conscious of how much media space I use weekly in posts, which they want to cap. It’s not the only thing to be aware of. It’s worth reading BookerTalk’s post about it all here.

Back to the Six. Last week I was very pleased when I discovered the name of one of my plants, that we inherited with the garden, after seeing it featured on Graeme’s post. Viburnum carlesii, Korean Spice or Arrowwood. Mine is just coming into bloom. It has a lovely fragrance.

Second photo goes to the Heart’s Tongue Fern which is beginning its new growth. This one is in a shady patch otherwise I don’t think it would like my sandy heath land soil.

Third photo goes to my Tulips, yellow with some orange stripes. Not sure of the variety.

My fourth photo is of a plant rescued from a skip this week. It looks like an Elephant Foot Yucca. My husband arrived home with it on Monday. I gave it a hair cut to removed the dead leaves. Next job is to investigate repotting it.

Photo five is of a cheeky Kerria Japonica Plentiflora, which is trying to invade from next door’s garden. We had the same invasion tactics from this plant at our last house.

Last photo goes to the white bluebells. I always thought that they were domestic flowers rather than wild ones like their blue cousins. However, I defer to the experts for the answer to this.

Thank you for joining me for this #SixOnSaturday post. I hope that you enjoyed it. If you would like to know more about this hashtag, read founder Mr Propagator’s post here also find him on Twitter here.

Happy gardening


I shall scatter a few links to other gardening posts below:

  1. Mr P’s post for the week
  2. It’s autumn in Sarah’s Australian garden.
  3. Pádraig’s got a bit of a sing-song going on.
  4. Graeme’s got Tulips out.
  5. Check out Fred’s Abies Pinsapo
  6. More news form My Secret Garden’s internship.
  7. Autumn is drawing in in New Zealand gardens.
  8. Doc’s creeping Jenny and the Heucherella look great.
  9. Granny’s wild garlic is going wild!

31 thoughts on “Popping With Spring Blooms #SixOnSaturday #GardenTwitter

  1. Wow, I’ll check out you info on the WordPress plan, it is a concern if you use lots of photos you can use up a free plan very quickly. Love the skip plant, I always make a bee-line for the discount table at the the garden center to see what I can ‘save’.

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  2. Your Viburnum is lovely. The flowers on mine are just about to open I think. Their fragrance is wonderful. Well done on the plant rescue too.

    Thanks for the WordPress announcement. The reduced media storage space for the free version is a worry if they do reduce it. I must resume compressing images on older posts – not a job I relish.

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    • The new cap only applies to new blogs so you will keep the 3Gb on a free plan. And reducing image size does mean you can have a lot of photos, my garden blog still only has 1.6Gb media and I have only just stopped posting on it after nine years.

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  3. I found each of your six interesting in different ways Rosie. From the vigour of your bluebell which is white I would say that it is not the English one. Lovely Viburnum.

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  5. Thanks for the mention of the WordPress changes which I wasn’t previously aware of. I must check out how much of my storage allowance I’ve used. Having to go to the trouble of compressing images before uploading them will be a right pain.

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  6. Ferns are so amazing. I love to watch them grow – I need to get one in a hanging pot so I can bring it inside in the winter, although we had tons of ferns growing on the four acres of our previous home. .

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