Good morning and welcome to this weeks six on Saturday.
it is a work weekend this week so as always this will be a quick one.
We actually had rain fleetingly on Wednesday night and it has given the Gardens bit of a boost to say the least.
I have managed at least an hour in the garden every night but my Hayfever is starting to kick in. At the moment I am writing this in front of a table full of medication. It’s my ears actually that giving me the most problem and I am having trouble breathing. I think it is the Hayfever that is causing this but not sure.
Here is my six.
1. Gratuitous Tulips shots
The sunny weather has really brought out the best in my Tulips. They have lasted for weeks and I have been delighted with them. The top 2 photo’s show Carnival de Rio and Blue Amiable. The bottom one shows Cairo and Ronaldo.
2. Dry trough
I started planting this on February and I am really pleased with how it is turning out. I went a little bit heavy with the gravel but the Sedums, Sempervivum, Aeononiums and Saxifrage are loving it. In this picture we have Sedum Cape Blanco, Sedum Purple Emperor, Sedum Oreganum, a non descriptive Sempervivum .
3. Random Kalanchoe
I have had this random plant flowering in my front garden during spring for years. A pretty plant with succulent leaves and yellow flowers. It has been puzzling me for years then it suddenly dawned on me. I had a Kalanchoe plant in my kitchen a few years ago and it was not doing much so for a laugh a planted it in my garden.. It’s not doing to bad for a plant that is native of Madagascar. Must be a tough cookie to have survived the beast from the east!
4. Most important part in the garden…
On the east side of the garden I have a 10 ft night privet hedge. I believe this is the most important plant in the garden because it shelters the garden fro cold easterly winds and was very effective during the beast from the east. Sometimes the most simplest plants are the most important ones.
5. Heucheras starting to pick up
The 2 Heuchera Red Sea and Heuchera Lime Marmalade. Tried a bit of an experiment end of last year and cut the red one back. I then read that you can just let them be as it is evergreen. I have expanded my collection this week and bought Fire Chief, Marmalade and …..
6. Rhodedendrons Snipe and Curlew
2 good flowerers from my Rhododendron collection. Starting to get a liking of Rhododendrons after my visit to Scotland. Will have to keep Ali’s on it though as running out of space I’m my garden.
Turns out it’s not been just Hayfever giving me trouble with my breathing. Looks like my Cabin filter has not been changed during service since I got this work van.
That’s my Six on Saturday. Full service will return next week.
As always to find out how six on Saturday works please follow the following link The Propagator. The don of six in Saturday.