🌺My First #SixOnSaturday For 2023. Sharing My Plants And Flowers. Hosted by @JamesLStephens #WinterFlowers #GardeningTwitter #Gardens

With very little flowering in my garden recently, I took a two week break over the festive period.

January 7th

So what plants are waving hello today?

Starting with this lovely vibrant pink Hyacinth, just one from a bowl given to me as a festive gift. The others are slowly emerging.

Pink Hyacinth

Second photo goes to this white variety of Jasmine. This was given to my husband two years ago for his April birthday when it was in full bloom. I have taken a successful cutting of it. Neither flowered last year, but now both are budding up this January.


Third photo is of some ‘mystery’ bulbs shooting up. My best guess is that they are bluebells, but as that is quite early, they may be Hyacinths. I can’t remember where I planted everything, so they will be a surprise when they flower.


Not far away from the mystery bulbs, the flowering currant is forming buds.

Flowering Currant Buds

Fifth photo goes to the yellow winter Jasmine which is brightening up a wooden fence.

Winter Jasmine

Lastly is a wonderfully ‘out of focus’😏Polyanthus in my favourite purple colour.


Thank you for joining me for this #SixOnSaturday post. I hope that you enjoyed it. Jim is now our host for this gardening meme and you can find his blog here where you will be able to catch up with links from all the other folks who take part.

Happy gardening


January 7th

There Are Always Flowers For Those Who Want To See Them. #SixOnSaturday #GardenTwitter

We have had some gloriously sunny days this week. The birds are nesting, the bees are buzzing and the flowers are blooming. All I want to do is spend time outside enjoying it all. Every time I hear a bee I’m chasing it to get a photo. I did manage to sit and watch a miner bee digging in the soil to make a nest, but it was up in the woods rather than in my garden. I posted a video of it on my Instagram page here.

First photo is of the Pulmonaria which has finally flowered. It is enjoying the warmer days.

Second photo is of the flowering currant. I did show it last week, but now the blossoms have opened.

Third photo is of the first Forget-Me-Nots just peeping out. A cheeky plant which will self seed everywhere if left to itself.

Next photo is of the tiny Quince bush, since we moved here it has taken me almost three years to discover what it was. An over enthusiastic pair of secateurs were much to blame, but it valiantly survived and produced fruit last autumn. I’m glad that it showed me what it was.

Fifth photo is of the Grape Hyacinths. A pretty little flower which does its own thing year after year.

Last photo goes to the first of this year’s Rock Roses (Montpellier cistus). I only just spotted this one. I grew them from seed; the first year they didn’t flower, but last year I had a wonderful display in various pastel colours. Great for pollinators.

I am now off to repaint the back porch while we have some sunny dry days.

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


Last week I chose to add a few links to others who take part in this meme. I enjoy reading the posts and learning all about plants and I thought you might like to see some of them too. I shall add a few more of last week’s posts here.

  1. Dana gardens in Ireland
  2. Sarah is from Birmingham, England.
  3. The Rogue gardener lives in South-West Oregon
  4. June is another British gardener.
  5. Granny’s Garden (Mr P’s Mother-in-law)
  6. Mr P’s post for this week
  7. I think the plant fairies have been planting in Fred’s garden.
  8. Eileen’s tiny Welsh garden
  9. Fab tulips on Doc’s blog.