Today you will likely hear nary a peep out of me as I will be plodding my way along 100km of the Dorset coast, an all day job that will keep me fully occupied. As you may recall I am raising money in the process for Macmillan, a cancer support charity here in the UK. If you meant to donate but didn’t quite get around to it, there is still plenty of time. Here is the link again.
While I’m doing that, you can all do #SixOnSaturday. Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything, you decide. Join in!
Here are my Six for this week.
1 – Rodgersia podyphylla ‘Instow’. I noticed this emerging a week or two and meant to include here while the leaves were still small, it was quite a sight. Bad luck, I missed it, so you’ll have to put up with them a bit bigger.
2 – Clematis montana. This is growing in my neighbour’s garden but does most of it’s flowering on my side of the fence. What a shame! As you can see it is quite prolific.
3 – Rose ‘Mme Alfred Carriere’. Mad Alfie is an unruly character, sending shoots in all directions, not usually where I want them to be for training purposes. Still, she has begun to flower. In fact she is the first of my roses to put out.
4 – Fuchsia, either Mrs Boothby or Riccartoni. The variety is less interesting than the fact that it is regrowing. Consigned to the Planting Place of Doom, where several good plants have gone to die, I had seen no sign of it and had begun to believe the curse was still very much active. It is at the base of a narrow trellis in my smallest border. Ever since I put that trellis in I have attempted several times to grow a climber up it. No dice, until now. Perhaps.
5 – Aquilegia. One of few plants flowering in my garden at the moment, this one is a darker shade of pink than last week’s offering. Almost a dark red in fact, although you wouldn’t know it from the photo.
6 – Lilac. This shrub, more like a small tree really, is justifying its place in the border for which it is named. It both looks and smells fabulous. It’ll be fabulous for a couple of weeks then it will go back to being rather drab.
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 splendiferous. For more details you can read the brief participant guide.
I hope you get some gardening done, dodging the unseasonable weather as best you are able.
Stay safe, I’ll be back next week for another #SixOnSaturday