We’re at that time of year where it starts to get harder to find something fancy to show, so I have a mixed bag this week.

Here are my Six…

1 – Seedlings, unknown.  Something has dropped a whole lot of seeds in the front garden, and they have germinated in situ with gusto. If I was to guess I’d say they are lychnis coronaria, but time will tell.   I’ll leave them be for now but will eventually pot up a few then compost the rest.


2 – Beaucoup d’oignons.  You may recall that a few weeks ago I planted over 200 onion sets in modules.  They have begin to shoot enthusiastically. I plan to plant them out early next year, February perhaps, but for now they can grow on in the greenhouse.  I notice they are leaning a little towards the light, I’ll need to rotate them from time to time.


3 – Box o’ ferns. I have a couple of gaps in the shady border that I’d like to fill out. These dryopteris ferns should do the trick. They should get to about 1m tall and wide, maybe a bit less.  I got these cheap in a stock clearance at our local ex-Wyvale garden centre.


4 – Pyrocantha.  Some of the berries have been pilfered, but in it’s 2nd winter this shrub is doing quite well, especially since I thought it was dying earlier this year.  When planted it was a tiny plant in a 9cm pot but it has grown quickly.  I have trained it against the wall. It probably needs a little tweaking for shape and coverage.


5 – Fatsia japonica, bonkers flowers.  These look to me like a demented chemist’s idea of a molecular model. Although some of the more tender plants have blackened in low temperatures, we still haven’t had a proper frost, so these are still looking good, if a little odd.


6 – Hosta leaf, on its way out.


Those are my Six, what are yours?  If you’d like to take part, just publish your post and pop a link to it in the comments below. If you also mention my blog in yours, that would be fab.  For more details you can read the brief participant guide here.

Have a super weekend in the garden, weather permitting, and don’t forget to check in later as links get added during the day.

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