Back in Blighty, the garden is dry as a bone, suffering in drought conditions, a little like my gardening enthusiasm. I mainly can’t be bothered with it at the moment. Hopefully you are all feeling less glum about the whole thing!

Here are a rather half-hearted Six.

1 – Mahonia, new growth. Hopefully this will bulk out and fill the space allotted to it. It certainly seems to be getting off to a good start.

2 – Lobelia tupa. Odd flowers, and what is normally quite a good structure has been ruined by lack of water, it has collapsed under its own weight. I’ll cut it back after flowering. It’ll go again next year, it’s a pretty robust plant now.

3 – Persicaria, not fat domino. Offspring of offspring, these are a less good colour than fatty himself. Still any colour welcome at the moment.

4 – Purple loosestrife. I have two of these, one is very dry and hardly flowering, but this one gets the run off from the watering the patio pots get and is much happier.

5 – Platycodon, balloon flower.

6 – Malus ‘Rudolph’, fruiting better this year.

That’s your lot, I’ll be back next weekend for another #SixOnSaturday.