Another month flies by, eh? We’re off on hols to the balmy coast of Norfolk, where temperatures will stay stubbornly in the mid to high teens for most of the week. At least it seems likely to be dry.
I will be brief as I’m busy trying to close work down before we head off. Six on Saturday then. Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. You know the drill. Join in!
1 – Gaura ‘Gambit Variegata Rose’. Gaura are unreliably perennial in my garden, I was down to none left when I spotted this while browsing innocently through the shop at Waterperry. I felt obliged.
2 – Gladioli, lary orange. Yet another of the bunch I bought by the cart load for pennies at the start of the summer. This one is bent low to the ground with the recent storms, so is not showing its wares most advantageously. I hauled it upright for the photo then flopped it right back down again as I didn’t have cane and string handy.
3 – Dahlia ‘Caribbean Fantasy’. Planted and left in pretty poor soil and largely ignored by slugs and snails, this dahlia is doing very nicely on the bit of border I commandeered from the grass verge on the pavement side of my front wall.
4 – Aster frikaartii ‘monch’. I have two of these now, the newer one is not yet flowering. Supposedly one of the best garden plants evs, I am not seeing much to write home about yet- straggly plant and few flowers. Must try harder.
5 – Potentilla x ‘Monarch’s Velvet’. Of late this plant has behaved like a monarch, like it owns the place, spreading about all over via runners like an out of control strawberry. It seems to put more out as fast as I remove them. I have declared a temporary truce as it is flowering profusely.
6 – Rose ‘Claire Austin’. Not her first rodeo, but worth another look.
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 spiffing.
Have a fab weekend!
Stay safe, I’ll be back next weekend for another #SixOnSaturday.