I have the week off this week. I imagine there’ll be a certain amount of gardening done, I have big plans for the veg plot, but I fear there will also be a good deal of decorating. Sigh.
Time for Six on Saturday. Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything, you decide. Join in!
Here are my Six…
1 – Aster ‘September Ruby’. Well, I guess Ruby here didn’t get the memo, she’s flowering in October. This is a new aster that I bought recently. In time it should get to 4 feet or so but for now it is about 18″. The camera hasn’t done the colour justice, it’s a deeper shade than this, a more purpley red colour than this pinky purple.
2 – Rudbekia ‘Goldsturm’, ex flowers. The tidier and the bulb planter in me are fighting a battle with the live and let live part of me. I’d love to tidy up, but I quite like how the seed heads look. Nice problem to have.
3 – Eurybia divaricata. seed heads. The flowers are nice too, but I like the fluffy seed heads. The tiny seeds, many to an ex-flower, are each at the tip of a shuttlecock of wings that should carry them far and wide. Preferably not in my garden, I’ve enough going on already.
4 – Amalanchier ‘Robin Hill’. The leaves are on the turn.
5 – Ivy flowers. Just a few days back these were absolutely covered in bees enjoying last orders at the nectar pub. Today? Not one in sight. Oh well.
6 – Penstemon ‘King George’. Once again the camera on my phone has failed to get the red tone right, these are almost scarlet red in real life, looking rather pinkish here. I wasn’t expecting to see any penstemon flowers at this time of year so I’m happy to see them, red, pink or whatever.
Those are my Six, what are yours? If you’d like to have a go, 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. For more details you can read the participant guide which is pinned to the top of my blog site.
I hope you have a productive gardening weekend, don’t forget to pop back later as more links get added during the day.
Stay safe, I’ll be back next weekend for another #SixOnSaturday.