A distinctly autumnal feel this week, with a good deal of rain here. Everything is looking a bit perkier as a result. Sorry to be missing in action last week, thanks for all your good wishes. My daft running thing didn’t quite go to plan – I picked up an injury (nothing too serious) towards the end of Day 1 then ended up limping through the first part of Day 2 before dropping from the race. Disappointing but these things happen.

Time for Six on Saturday. Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Join in!

Here are my Six for this week.

1 – Not straw. Remember a few weeks back my brown lawn? It has rained quite a lot in the last 10 days. It lives! Needs a good mow in fact, perhaps it’s 4th or 5th this year – it has grown very slowly due to lack of rain.

2 – Fuchsia ‘Riccartonii’. Not two weeks ago this shrub looked dead. The leaves had all gone brown and there was no sign of flowers. It lives in a big pot on the patio and I had not watered it enough over the hot summer. It too has staged a recovery with the rain. It’s almost like watering plants is good for them?

3 – Verbascum ‘Snowy Spires’. This went over some while back, but the rain has made it go rather mouldy.

4 – Rose ‘Generous Gardener’. Not to bang on about it too much, but this rose was looking quite distressed for lack of water. I did give it a good drink a couple of weeks back, and the organised rain has further improved its outlook. Second flush inbound.

5 – Sedum again. Looking very nice now.

6 – Virginia Creeper. Even more overgrown than the last time I posted a similar picture. Clearly I have not yet got around to shinning up a ladder to trim it. What’s the betting that if I do, I somehow cut through the Christmas lights which are still up there?

Those are my Six for this week, 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 triffic. For more details you can read the brief participant guide.

Have a super weekend, maybe get some gardening done?

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