June! I think that makes it summer already, and more importantly, time for Six on Saturday. Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything – a flower, a pest, a design, a plan, a success, a failure, anything at all. Join in!

Here are my Six for this week, all from the front garden this time.

1 – Ricinus communis var. gibsonii. This will eventually get very tall, but for now is about 15cm. I have stuffed a couple of these in, looking for some height and foliage interest.

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2 – Digitalis, possibly ‘Sutton’s Apricot’. A pleasing shade of soft pink, this is quite tall, a good 6′ and covered in flowers, one large stem and multiple smaller ones too. I’m enjoying the foxgloves this year, I’m glad I have several different varieties for next year.

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3 – Clematis, possibly Nelly Moser. This is growing in a small planter near the front door. I was eyeing the planter critically this week, thinking I could make a bigger one. I’d have to swap them over in the winter when Nelly here is asleep. I reckon I could squeeze a climbing rose in with her.

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4 – Weigela ‘Bristol Ruby’. Still a rubbish shape, still swamped by the neighbouring hypericum, but still covered in flowers. I keep threatening to move it or dig it up, but I suspect it’ll be staying put.

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5 – Pelargonium, shocking pink. I forget what variety this is, but it is certainly shocking pink. I bought 5 of these, and 5 each of three other varieties, all at a local garden centre that I’ve set foot in precisely once since it opened 2 or 3 years ago. It’s a funny little place, but not a chain.

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6 – Allium nigrum. Only a few of these have made the return journey this year, a bit of a disappointment. I think I need to top up my alliums every year to be sure of a good display. I do like them.

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Those are my Six, what are yours? If you’d like to join in, and please do, just publish your post, twit your tweet, insta your gram, whatever, then pop a link to it in the comments below. If you also mention my blog that would be lovely. For more details you can read the brief participant guide.

Have a fabulous weekend in the garden, don’t forget to check back in during the day as more links get added.

I’ll be back next week with another #SixOnSaturday.

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