Six on Saturday! Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything: a flower, a bug, foliage, a tool, a job to do, a success, a failure, anything at all. Join in, do!

Here are my Six for this week.

1 – Geum ‘totally tangerine’. I always imagine that said in the mid-atlantic voice of a teenager. “it was, like, totally tangerine dahling”. I bought one or two of these as big plants in a clearance sale last summer, then promptly divided them. I now have too many, just one of which is planted out in the border. They are all flowering away.


2 – Aquilegia x ‘greenapples’. White-apples more like! These start off greenish as they open but eventually fade to white-ish. They’re a double flower, resembling clematis, allegedly. I grew these from seed last year, they didn’t do much then but are coming into their own now. I’ve a lot of them, not sure if I want to keep them all.

3 – Pittosporum flowers. I did not know this shrub flowered, I guess I’ve never looked at it that closely before. They are teeny and browny-purple. Who knew?


4 – Blueberry flowers. I just have one blueberry bush, it has NEVER fruited. I was going to dig it up to replace with more raspberry canes when I noticed it is at least doing an impression of flowering, giving a hint of future fruit. I mulched with ericacious compost this year, perhaps that is what made the difference. I will probably get enough fruit to have with my cereal for one breakfast. That’s if the birds don’t get the first. Perhaps I should dig it up anyway…


5 – Tulip ‘Queen of the night’. There’s very little left of the tulips now. Just queenie here, a few ‘seadov’ and the remains of ‘angelique’, who seems to have admirable sticking power.


6 – Allium ‘somethingorother”. I think it’s ‘purple sensation’, but I’m not sure. I planted 5 different varieties last autumn and was a bit slack with my labelling. Once they’re all up I should have half a chance to figure out which is which. The alliums are taking over from the tulips, the spring colour baton has been successfully handed on.


Those are my Six, what are yours? Join in! if you’d like to, just write your post, facebook thingy or twitter thread and post a link down in the comments below. If you also add a link back to this blog in your Six that would be lovely too. For more details you can see the brief participant guide.

Have a great weekend, hope you get some sunshine. Don’t forget to check back in as more links are added during the day.

I’ll be back next week with another Six on Saturday.