What happened to the sunshine? Cool, gloomy and even a spot or two of rain here. No t-shirts this weekend, I suspect. I gather it will back up to spec next weekend but in the meantime we’ll just have to suffer! The garden probably welcomes a bit of relief from the hot sun which was a bit relentless at times, and certainly a drop of rain was necessary. More please. Anyhow, it is time for Six on Saturday. Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything – a flower, a harvest, a pest, a problem, a job completed, anything at all. Join in!
Here are my Six for this week.
1 – Geranium ‘Rosanne’. Just getting going in my garden, in a couple of weeks I will have unruly mounds of it, covered in flowers.
2 – Allium christophii – I’ve added to my supplies this year so I have a little thicket of them. A few of them have got quite tall, but never mind, the main point is the explody flower heads which are the size of footballs.
3 – Rodgersia podophylla ‘Instow’. This is a plant I got through the Hardy Plant Society Conservation Scheme. It was found in the garden of a stately home in Devon back in the 80s, then that clump was destroyed in a revamp and it is now not widely available. It has dramatic leaves and should colour up nicely. The clump should get to 75cm but the flower spike may reach to 2m which should be impressive.
4 – Cornflower ‘Blue Boy’. Grown from seed this year, allegedly these will keep coming and coming if I lop off the spent blooms. The flowers are rather small and I suspect you need a great swathe of them to make an impact. Still, they are a lovely shade of blue.
5 – Lupin, purple-ish. My only decent lupin plant this year, most have either stayed underground or been munched on emerging, it is flowering nicely now. I must sow some seed later in the year. I love them but they are a martyr to the slugs n snails.
6 – Geranium nodosum. Growing blamelessly in a shady corner, this plant is beginning to flower and I think it will be covered in them soon. It has a reputation as a spreader but not so as I’ve noticed here. The flowers are on the small side but I think we can forgive it for that.
Those are my Six, what are yours? If you’d like to join in, 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 splendid. For more deets you can read the brief participant guide.
I have a bit of a run to do on Saturday morning but other than that I shall be ploughing through a lengthy to do list in the garden, possibly dodging showers. Don’t forget to check back in during the day as more links get added.
Stay safe, I’ll be back next week with another #SixOnSaturday.