Hello and welcome to this weeks Six on Saturday.
Autumn seems to be gathering pace and the nights are drawing with speed. The garden seems to have ground to a halt a bit this week and for some reason there is not a lot flowering in the garden so I have included a couple of photo’s when I popped into the Royal Botanical Gardens for lunch yesterday.
Thankfully I am now on holiday for a week after a hectic past couple of months so I can start concentrating on the garden more. Projects this week include a general tidy up and putting some trellis up for my climbing rose and a Montana Clematis which variety I won’t know until it flowers for the first time.
Here is my six
1. Knipholia and Rudbekia
As I said I popped into the RBG Edinburgh yesterday. They have a massive herbaceous border there and whilst most of it has flowers of course there are still splashes of colour there. This combination catches the eye to say the least. Rudbekias always seem to add a splash this time year and this year seems to be a good year for them.
2. Colchicum Speciosum
There was some wonderful splashes of Autumn Crocuses there. They may last a short time but they pack a punch. They are a member of a different family than true crocuses which is always slightly confusing.
3. Aeonium Marine L’apostlle
Native to Southern France this is showing off some stunning colours at the moment. All my Aeoniums are performing week but I have noticed thats something has been nibbling a couple of them. Yesterday I found some small snails on my Zwartkop which I dispatched quickly and efficiently..
4. Crassula Sarmenosta
I bought this from Surreal Succulents at the start of the year and it said in the description that it was fast growing and it was not wrong. From one stem the plant has passed my expectations and as you can see I have taken a number of cuttings from it and of course as per most Succulents they are easy to propagate. The leaves are a wonderful cream and green colour with a serrated edge. I will bring this plant into the house over the winter for a splash of colour.
5. New Succulent Coldframe
My collection of succulents has grown massively this year. Unfortunately I have got a small garden and no room at the moment for a greenhouse so I am using cold-frames. I used one cold frame to great effect last year so I have bought 3 more. I will insulate the bottom with polystyrene I have got from work and will use insulate fleece on the top of the plants if need be.
6. Fuchsias Dollar Princess
This Fuchsias has just started flowering. I bought it a few weeks ago in one of those 4 for £12 promotions at my garden centre and this was the last one I bought to make up the 4. I have got to say that perhaps this should have been my first choice as the flowers are so striking. Also reading up on it some websites say that it is supposedly one of the only cold hardy double Fuchsias.
That is my six.
I am off to the garden centre to buy the trellis and start work on the garden.
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Until next week goodbye.