Hello and welcome to this weeks Six on Saturday.
Unfortunately I am still exhausted from work so if it is alright with you this weeks SOS will be another quickie. There is light at the end of the tunnel however as I am off for a couple of weeks at the beginning of September and work is starting to become a little bit more stable after a hectic 9 weeks. Don’t get me wrong I am not complaining about being busy at work as I realise I am lucky to have a job at these difficult and turbulent times but I really need to work a proper work/life balance.
Any ways enough about me here is my six.
1. Actae Simplex
I featured this plant a couple of weeks ago to show the unusual flower buds and it drew a lot of interest. During my walk around the garden I saw that some of the stalks had started to flower. As I said the flowers are small and star shaped and have a wonderful baby pink tinge.
2. Echeveria Jack Fitzgerald
The mother plant for this was looking a bit sorry for itself at the end of Spring so I chopped off all the offsets and potted them up. It just goes to show if a succulent is struggling don’t be frightened to chop it up into individual plants. I will pot these into smallish individual pots this weekend, smallish because it is coming up to winter and the least soil the roots are in the less chance for major rot.
3. Sempervivum Dragoness
As you know I have many Sempervivums in my collection some people would say to many. This one caught my eye today.
4. Knautia Avensis (Field Scabious)
This can be a bit of a uncouth brut in the garden but I wouldn’t have it any other ways. As you can see pollinators love it and of you keep dead heading it it flowers all summer.
5. Crassula Argh!!!!
I have this prolific growing Crassula that I grow on pots which this time of year looks wonderful and for the life of me I can’t remember what it is called. I guess that’s what exhaustion does for you. Any ways hear is a picture of it. It’s stems are red and as you can see it has wonderful variegated white and green leave which turn red at the edges due the long days of sun at this time of year.
6. Plant Down
As people in the UK will be aware we had some windy weather towards the end of the week. Thankfully we did not have a lot of wind on the East Coast and this is the only casualtyI had. This is Graptoveria Debbie which was in a sorry state at the end of winter this year. But thankfully with a bit of patience it is doing well now. The good news is the smashed pot gives be a good excuse to go to the garden centre tomorrow to but more pots.
That is my my six for this week. Hopefully normal service will be restored next week.
Until next week goodbye!