I have next week off work so this is the start of what is effectively a 9-day weekend for me. I will vacationing in the exotic Back Garden, with occasional, no-expense-spared excursions to the Front Garden. I will do battle with poorly staked plants, slugs, aphids, a serious backlog of planting, recalcitrant bean plants, run-away sweet peas, patches of bare lawn that stubbornly refuse to re-grow despite what is now two sowings of grass seed, and other such relaxing holiday pasttimes. For now it is time for Six on Saturday. Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything happening now in your garden – a flower, a pest, a problem, a success, an ancient tool, anything at all. Join in!
Here are my Six for this week.
1 – Clematis Rebecca. Young Becky here is poorly. Possibly. I suspect wilt. It isn’t lack of water. It could just be that these particularly flowers are just fading, but overall the plant doesn’t look well.
2 – Clematis, probably Nellie Moser. This one, on the other hand, mere feet away from Becky, is doing just fine.
3 – Sweet William. Bought last year as a patio pot filler, I didn’t quite get around to emptying said pots over the winter, and here they are, back again and flowering with gusto. Jolly.
4 – Digitalis, white one. Not sure what the official name is, I grew a few different kinds last year and was slack in the label department. I am ahead of the game for next year, in theory, a few more kinds sown this year.
5 – Dianthus deltoides ‘Brilliancy’. These continue to do very well for me. Grown from seed a few years ago they are still going strong. A good edge -of-the border do-er. I must look out for seed of other dianthus.
6 – The Wall of Fragrance. As well as the two purple clematis (it was a surprise that both were purple, I think they may even be the same variety), there are three roses and a trachelospermum jasminoides, or star jasmine which is a good deal easier to write. Rose ‘The Pilgrim’, on the left is going nuts, so many flowers. ‘Claire Austin’ is on the right, and doing a creditable job herself. The star jasmine is just beginning to flower. The 3rd rose, Dr Eckener, is in the middle. The clematis are not blessed with any niff, but the others! My goodness the smell walking past there is fabulous.
Those are my Six for this week, what are yours? If you’d like to have a go, just publish your post and pop a link to it below in the comments. If you also mention my blog in yours that would be fablious. For more details you can peruse the guide.
I turst you will all have a productive weekend in the garden, I certainly plan to. Don’t forget to check back in as more links get added during the day.
Stay safe, I will be back next week with another #SixOnSaturday.