Well, I managed to get most of my new plants in the ground, just three knautia and a heuchera left. They might get planted this weekend, or more likely not as I will either be running (all day Saturday), or recovering (all day Sunday) from running. While I’m spending 10 hours on the North Downs Way, you can all do Six on Saturday. Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything, you decide!
Here’s my Six for this week…
1 – Astrantia ‘Star of Love’. I’ve tried a couple of times to grow astrantia and not had any joy. This is their last chance. I bought three of these in my recent binge purchase at the garden centre. Having removed some plants and weeded it, I planted the three astrantia plus three leucanthemum ‘Banana Cream’ in the Hibiscus Border. I expect they’ll clash disgracefully.
2 – Rose ‘Mme Isaac Pereire’. I’m pleased with this rose, it is growing well now and has plenty of buds this year. The first flower is out, a rather in-your-face pink that I think justifies “shocking” as an adjective.
3 – Geranium ‘Philippe Vapelle’. Another purchase from Cranesbill Nursery, this didn’t do a lot last year, but it is in fine fettle this year.
4 – Allium ‘Purple Sensation’. I do like an allium. Every year I add more, but never enough it seems. I don’t think they are especially reliable returners.
5 – Digitalis mertonensis, strawberry foxglove. I think. I definitely grew a few of these from seed last year. If they are what I think they are, they are a clump forming perennial so should come back for even more flowering next year. If I’m wrong, they’re just a pink foxglove and I’ll dig em up when they’re done. But how will I know? Gaaagh.
6 – Thalictrum ‘Black Stockings’. I must have been careless when deadheading these last year, or when clearing the remains over winter. I seem to have these popping up all over the place. There are worse problems to have, I suppose.
Those are my Six, what are yours? If you’d like to have a go, just publish your post and pop the link into the comments below. If you also mention my blog in yours that would be fab. For more details you can read the brief participant guide.
Have a lovely weekend, hope you get some gardening done.
I’ll be back next weekend with another #SixOnSaturday.