Hello and welcome to this weeks Six on Saturday
I have been back to work for about 5 weeks and I am starting to get back to the swing of things. I am only working 3 out of 5 days to ease me back to work this gives me an extra couple of days in the garden but unfortunately Thursday was a washout. Luckily we didn’t get the heavy rain I thought we has going to get so I suppose that is one blessing.
I have spent most of the week making plans and I have started spitting up some tall sedums. I am going to move all my tall sedums – not going to say the H word – from my back garden to the front garden. I get confused which garden is which as I live in a ex council flat with only 1 door and the front door and indeed the only door is in the back garden and at the front of the house is a paved parking are which of course leads to the road. I can’t honestly decide which garden is which. I suppose it is a modern day paradox. I don’t think I can compare it with a Zeno paradox from Ancient Greece but perhaps we can compare it to Triggers broom.
Here is my six.
1. Tidy up of the walled garden and re plant
I have never mentioned my walled garden before before on this blog. I say a walled garden I don’t think we can compare it to walled gardens attached to Castles and Stately homes to be honest but it is a walled garden of sorts. It sits in a gap between 2 rows of bricks and is 5 inches wide and 20 ft long and runs along my back garden or is it front garden. It amazes me how many plants I can cram in there. This Tuesday I thinned out an Alpine Strawberry and a Sedum Rupestre to that were getting to big for their boots. I have planted some sedums in their place these include Sedum Confusum and Sedum Red Cauli which you can see in the top photo. I have also planted some of the said tall Sedums in here as well. I will make sure that I will give them a generous Chelsea Chop next June, to stop them drooping.
2. Brunerra Jack Frost
A star in any garden and it brightens up an are of shade. You don’t see very many more detailed leaves in a agarden. This is on the list to split up this autumn.
3. Rose Mayflower
I thought I had killed this rose this year. I am planted it in one of the big plant pots you see once a year on Morrisons for £4.99 and didn’t water it during the warm period we had at the start of the summer and it looked dead. I planted 2 David Austin roses in matching pots and both looked dead. The other 1 is Roald Dahl. However both of them have sprung back to life thanks to the rain we had in August. I have decided these are going to be my centre point in the new border I am building and will transfer them during March if the weather allows.
4. Cephalria (Scabious) Gigantea
This plant does exactly as it says in the name. It’s a big Scabious that just keeps flowering and flowering. It also produces a prolific amount of flowers and as you can see the bees and hover flies love them. It self seeds freely.
5. Heuchera Purple Palace
After many mistakes I have finally found the corner iny garden where Heucheraa can thrive. I have planted them in a shaded border at the North end of the Garden which is dwarfed by fence panels and they are growing well and looking spectacular.
6. Lesson learnt
There is a golden rule with succulents that of you buy any new ones you should put in a a sheltered position and gradually expose it to the Sun gradually don’t know in what conditions it waa grown in. I obviously didn’t follow this rule with this Echeveria Agavoides hybrid. As you can see the outer leaves have been damaged but luckily the centre has escaped damage and should be ok.
That’s my six for this week. It looks like The weather this weekend is going to be as they say changeable in the extreme so gardening opportunities might be
Until next week goodbye.