Flowers and foliage ……..

I made it this week for the Six on Saturday, it’s quite a struggle to get a six some weeks so it’s going to be easier to drop in with updates from time to time though I did manage five Post of the Days. It’s been a little wet this week though mostly one day, a welcome amount of rain too. Gets the garden watered and those rain collectors filling up again. Mid week we had glorious sunshine followed by the forecast high winds and quite blustery. Not so bad perhaps here in the Midlands England. Quite the extremes of weather for the week. Looking like the nights will be getting cooler too.

1) Cotoneaster. Lots of reddening fruits for the birds and this is just one branch of one of two shrubs.


2) Fuschia. This bloom is being held up whilst I snapped it. It’s been flowering quite happily on its own. Going to see if I can get a few cuttings from this hanging basket fuschia.

3) Crocosmia, George Davidson. Time for this to have the spilt. I’ll get loads of good plants from this made of leaves. Of course the leaves will need a little cutting back so as to give them a good start in their new part of the garden and I’ll put some back in the pot for putting out in the front next year.

4) Valerian. I removed loads of this early in the year as has become too unruly but now it’s making a claim back on the land. It’s ok if kept in check.

5) Variegated Ivy. I’ve had this for many years sitting in a chimney pot and has been very rewarding as it gives a bright glow from the corner of the greenhouse.

6) Helichrysum petiolare. The summer weather has brought this hanging basket plant (last year original) out with many flowers with a very heady scent. The scent was very noticeable the moment the back door was opened.

There we are another Six on Saturday. It’s a very big thank you to the one and only Jon The Propagator for his amazing idea it was to create Six on Saturday. Each week it brings more and more Six on Saturday blogs. If you want to know how to go about it all then take a look at this blog Six on Saturday – a participant guide. Until next week keep safe but enjoy whatever you do. Also, hoping the storms don’t batter all you gardeners wonderful gardens, Tuesday may be the worst.