Hello and welcome to this weeks Six on Saturday
I start off this blog with some good news. I have returned part time and I am glad to be back as it was something I thought I would never be able to do. I am blessed to work for a great company who have been so kind and understanding of the last few months. Of course this means I can’t spend that much in the garden but the way O see it I need more pennies to buy more plants.
The weather has been somewhat changeable this week up here North of the wall. We have had a few hot days and showers have got more frequent at the end of the week.
Here is this weeks six on Saturday.
1. Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh
I have nicked this picture from the RBGE social media account. It shows their long herbaceous border in all it’s glory. Of course I have not been able to go there because of the Lockdown and illness and I am looking forward to the day I can go back.
2. Main Border
The only thing I have done on this border this year is a bit of light weeding. As you can see it is now full to breaking point and so will have to oversee some thinning in the autumn And remove a couple of plants and put them on the new border I am having built in the front garden. You may notice a triffid in the top right of the picture. More on that in the next picture
3. Lily Flaspoint
This Lily has turned into a bit of a monster this year. It is far taller this year and the flowers are massive. They have also lost the mottos brown spots it usually has has. Is this normal for a Lily? The bulbs have been planted for 3 years now.
4. Sempervivum Cherry Dancer.
This is one of my most impressive Sempervivums at the moment. The colours are so vibrant and like some Sempervivums the colours blend with the effect you get when you tie dye and the like. I posted this on a Sempervivum forum on Facebook and said that the photo was almost perfect. I suppose it’s a metaphor of life in the Instagram at the moment, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and why look perfect when you can look beautiful . I think I have gone off on one, does that make sense?
5. Bees, bees, bees
I posted a few weeks ago that there seemed to be a distinct las like of bees and butterflies this year perhaps due to a cold April and wet May. However there seems to be have a glut of bumble bees over the last few weeks and they have been enjoying the usual suspects like lavender, Eryngiums and field Scabious . I have spent many a happy moment just looking at the bees collecting pollen and working away without a care in the world.
6. Echerveria Chroma
My choice of Echerveria this week is Echerveria Chroma. This hybrid was produced by Altman Nurseries in California. A slow grower it makes up for it with it’s marvellous colours. I can’t make my mind up if the Lomb pointing out on the right is a baby plant or a flower. Some people say if you cut it off and replant it it will become a plant. I might give it a try.
That is my six for this week.
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Until next week goodbye.