You’ll be relieved to hear I survived my trip to the Brecon Beacons. Seven rather damp hours were spent in the hills, going up and down Pen Y Fan several times via different routes. With another three hours in local hills on Sunday, I was good for nothing by Sunday afternoon, spending the rest of the day dozing on the sofa. This weekend is light in comparison training-wise so I expect to have some time in the garden. There is much to do – deadheading, bindweed patrol, planting, irrigation to set up, mowing and edging, and on and on. I’ll get some of it done. In theory…

Time for Six on Saturday. Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything, you decide!

Here are my Six for this week.

1 – Geranium ‘Wargrave Pink’. A rather delicate flower, smaller than Rosanne, say. This plant is one several different geraniums that I’ve added the last couple of years. Allegedly it is a spreader and a sprawler, so we’ll see how it goes. There are worse things to have too much of.

2 – Teasel. I grew these from seed a couple of years ago, dreaming of becoming a haven for goldfinches. Never saw a single one, the seeds mostly ended up on my lawn, I’m still digging them up/mowing them down now. This flower is on a pair of plants which have sprung up at the entrance to the side alley. A prickly greeting for the unwary.

3. Poppy ‘Lauren’s Grape’. All week I’ve been thinking I must include this for SoS this week. Unfortunately all the open flowers, a lovely purple, were nailed by the wind and rain we had here overnight, so no flowers to show. Still, the seed heads are eye-catching.

4 – Rose ‘William Lobb’. A lightly out of focus shot, but you get the idea. Planted a year or two ago at the base of a trellis, it has topped out the trellis at 6′ and has been flowering away for several weeks. I think it goes well with its trellis-mate, clematis ‘Polish Spirit’.

5 – Dianthus deltoides ‘Brilliancy’. The last remaining clump of several I used to have, made up of about 80 plants I grew from seed years ago. For some reason his one is still going strong.

6 – Roses, to do. Some months back I bought three bareroot roses with the intention of planting them in the patio planters. They are shrub roses, but the idea is I’ll train them like a mini-climber against the roughly 3′ of trellis they’ll have (the reverse of the same trellis William Lobb is growing up). Each is fragrant, so should add a fancy niff to the patio proceedings. I haven’t planted them yet because, well, laziness, but also because the bulb foliage in said planters has only recently died down. They are all growing nicely together in this tub where I plonked them as they came, straight out of the David Austin packaging. It’ll be a bit of a job to untangle them, but hopefully I can do that without endangering them or myself. A job for this weekend. While I’m at it I’ll remind myself what they are. I’m pretty sure there’s a Dame Judy Dench in there, no clue what the other two are.

That’s your lot this week, what have you got to share? 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 splendid. For more details you can read the brief participant guide.

Happy gardening!

I’ll be back next weekend with another #SixOnSaturday.