For weeks I wondered where all the snails disappeared to. During Winter, with the small amounts of rain we had, I sometimes went out into the garden to find snails, and to my surprise, they mostly eluded me despite searches under and around their favourite hiding places. However, one night last week, with warmer temperatures and a good fall of rain, they swarmed across the garden like schoolchildren being let out of class and achieved large amounts of damage.
Some of my photos for this week's six, which is celebrating Narcissi, bear testament to the marauding of the snails. I apologise in advance for the lack of identification, and hope that some more knowledgeable plantspersons will be able to assist.
One: Narcissus 'Red Rocket', not nearly as red as the picture on the packet, but charming nevertheless, complete with small visitor.
Two: Narcissus 'Ice King'. This becomes surprisingly yellow as it ages, so much so that I have questioned my own identification.
Three: I don't know the name of this one, but she could be called 'Weight of the World'.
Four: Narcissus 'Butterfly Pickup'
Five: Narcissus No ID. I love the whiteness and simplicity of this narcissus. I’ll make up a name: ‘Blanc et Blanc’!
Six: Also Narcissus No ID, with a great deal of damage from the slimy molluscs.
That's my six for this week. As always, the venerable host of this meme, the Propagator, has more sixes on his blog. Click here to find out more.
Weather today: 3 to 28 degrees C and windy.