Six on Saturday 7th September 2019

Hello and welcome to this weeks Six on Saturday.

Well the nights are drawing in with a pace and the gardens are moving into the period where some plant are finally flowering and others are starting to prepare for the winter. The weather seems to have entered a stable period at the moment although it will be interesting to see if we get the remnants of Hurricane Dorion.

Here is my six.

1. Bulb delivery

This time of year is one of my favourites a. It’s the time of year when you come back from work and there is sometimes a parcel of bulbs waiting for you and you think. Where am I going to plant these! This delivery is mostly Alliums and Narcissuses. Highlights this year include Alliums, Red Mohican, Graceful Beauty and SchubertI as well as Narcissus Peach Cobbler, Mount Hood, Night Cap and Trepolo. I haven’t ordered any Tulips yet as I don’t want to go mad like last year. I will probably buy a few packets from garden centres but nothing to extravagant this year.

2. Orostachys Iwarenge

This Is becoming a staple for my Autumn garden. Native to Japan this monocarpic succulent produce offsets. The rosette produces a beautiful flower spike of white and pink flowers and the rosette dies but the plant lives on through it’s babies. This plant is also know as Chinese Dunce Caps because as you can see from the above photo theft look like them.

3. Sempervivum Fernzünder

This is one of the favourite Semps at the moment. Unfortunately I have lost a few Sempervivums to the summer but thankfully I managed to save this one. This one is a little bit more delicate than others and is soft to the touch. As you can see it has a wonderful kaleidoscope of crimson, purple, red and orange. I have put this in a covered area to protect it from the rain.

4. Dahlia Silver City

Not a lot of Dahlias have survived in the garden but this one makes up for it. It’s flowers are big and healthy but all leaves have taken a bit of a hit by slugs and snails. Not only do the flowers add a bit of colour but they add a bit of structure to the garden.

5. Sisyrichium

I think this one is E.K Balls I have a big collection of Sisyrichiums because they are one of my go to plants in the summer. They always flower and produce many flowers all through the summer. The flowers may be small but they never disappoint. They always are colourful, shiny, healthy and last a longer than most flowers.

6. Rogue Nasturtium flower.

This is the only self seeding Nasturtium I have this year. I didn’t plant any new ones as I thought as last years plants were so healthy a prolific I would have a lot of self seeders this year. This one has even appeared on a bit of the garden where I never planted them last year. It is a behemoth of a plant. The leafs are the side of small dinner plates and trails for about 5ft.

That is my six this week.

A working weekend for me but there is light at the end of the tunnel as I start a weeks holiday next Friday.

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Until next week goodbye.

15 Comments Add yours

  1. One Man And His Garden Trowel says:

    I like the deep autumnal colour of the Sempervivum Fernzünder. I thought no. 2 was a pot of pine cones initially – I think I’m due an eye test soon.

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  2. Goodness you have purchased lots of bulbs! Only got to plant them now…
    The Japanese succulent is rather interesting, I haven’t seen it before.


    1. I will post more pictures when it flowers.

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  3. I wondered why you had included a pile of pretty pine cones too! Silly me. Most unusual. Lovely, interesting Six again. Is that a spider’s web on Number 3?

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  4. Yes it does look like pine cones doesn’t it. It is a spiders web. I didn’t notice.


  5. cavershamjj says:

    Good work with your bulb order. Mine arrived this week too. I’m going to be busy…

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    1. Yes I saw your delivery. Looks like you needed a pallet truck!


      1. cavershamjj says:

        Needed one to carry it all to the shed…


  6. fredgardener says:

    I’m really late on my order of bulbs … I’ll fix it, I promise !
    I do like your orostachys, it’s very graphic! Thanks for sharing

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  7. You’re so well prepared, I must get a move on! The orostachys is very unusual – is it hardy?

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    1. Yes extremely but need to keep it dryish over winter ❄️

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  8. Heyjude says:

    All very lovely. My first bulbs arrived this weekend too! Now to find the motivation to start planting!

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  9. Jim Stephens says:

    I grew, and lost, Orostachys furusei years ago. Where did you get yours from, I feel the need to try it again.

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    1. I got mine from Surreal Succulents and From Spain on Ebay


  10. tonytomeo says:

    Ha! Bulb delivery! I wish I could get a delivery. We will be planting nothing as bulbs this year. I might move a few bulbs but that is about it. If I get bulbs, it will be from those that do not sell in the nursery in season.
    Blue-eyed grass is popular for us because it is related to a native species. However, no one knows what that native species is. The cultivars we get in the nursery are weird hybrids of . . . who knows what.

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