Hello and welcome to this weeks Six on Saturday.
It has been a pretty mixed bag when it comes to the weather this week. With sunny periods and long hours of rain. The sunny and warm endless days at the start of furlough seem to be a long time ago. Work has finally started to calm down a bit and I am slowly spending more time in the garden. The garden is still bursting with flowers and looking great but some of the plants are getting leggy and faded so I will be spending next weekend tidying up the borders as I am on call this weekend.
Here is my six.
1. Lily Avalon Sunset
I know a lot of people that read this blog suffer from the dreaded red Lily Beetle but touch wood I seem to have escaped a visit from these dreaded pests. For a plant that looks so exotic they really are easy to grow and are pretty prolific at producing blooms. They do add a wonderful splash colour to the garden. I am growing most of my lilies in pots this year. I am already looking on the web for new varieties I can grow next year.
2. Cupid’s Dart (Catanache Caerulea)
I grew this perennial from seed a couple of years ago and I am pleased to say it is going from strength to strength. I like how the flowers appear from London thin straggly stems and the way the flowers dance over rove border. It’s called Cupid’s Dart because it is a native to the Mediterranean and the Greeks used to use it in a Love Potion.
3. Dahlia Hadrians Midnight
I bought all my Dahlia Tubers form Halls of Heddon this year which is Hadrians Wall hence these name of this seedling. They have a complete range of Hadrians plants. This one has been eaten to death by earwigs I think but fortunately it is still producing blooms . All my other Dahlias are intact.
4. Eryngium Planum Jades Frost
Not as bright or as stand out as the Eryngium that featured in my main border photo last week this plant is just as beautiful. It has variegated leaves with creamy flower stalks and small purplish flowers. Like most Eryngiums in an exposed place it needs staked to protect it from the wind.
5. Sedum Rupestre Angelique
All the Sedums in my garden have been flowering profusely this year. I think this is due to all the sun we had in the Spring. The flowers attract a wide range of insects and give a splash of sun to boring corners of the garden. Sedums can grow in poor soil and should be a got to plant for areas of sandy dry soil.
6. Hermocallis Pink Damsk
Not the best photo as this is in the middle of my main border this Daylily has wonderful colouration. The colours remind me of rhubarb and custard. I may move this closer to the front of the border .
That’s my six for this week. I hope you have enjoyed it. A quick look out of the window and K can see it is raining again. Hopefully it will stop soon.
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Until next week goodbye.