Christmas Day and you think I am writing this now. Of course not. Planned this one a few months back as may be I will post over the festive season or not or do something totally different that day. There’s little to show in the garden, not done much. I did manage to plant all those bulbs over the months, into this month, too. Enjoy your day and days ahead on this festive season that’s so different from last year. Have a good time, but please be safe. Well, here’s my Christmas Day Six on Saturday, a look at the past year. It’s just over a year since I started this blog, this posting has a similar theme to then.
1) January – Viburnum bodnantense- Dawn. It has an intense scent and is certainly one of the strongest scented plants I know for this time of year. As I’ve already said it’s among other shrubs and brambles. Some work to do there but this shrub is certainly making its way out of the jungle.
Since January this shrub has done very well, after clearing most of the brambles. It’s about eight foot tall now! This is one that will go on giving flowers and it’s changing colour of leaves. It’s in flower now, and flowers even in summer.
2) February – Hellebores. The early flowering though shy at showing it’s flowers. There will four new varieties to show you in the coming months.
3) March – Spirea, Bridle Wreath. Always a great showy shrub this is in the early stage of producing those lengthy arches of stems full of white flowers.
4) June, July, August – Heuchera, Rio. A splendid show from this plant. Huechera Rio doesn’t disappoint with amazing shades of red leaves. Might even get this to split into three or four plants next year.
5) July, August and into autumn – Hydrangea, Vanille Fraise.
6) September, October and November – Nerine bowdenii. This was the best of the year’s flowers. It was the first time it flowered and produced four stems of flowers that lasted well into November. It is without doubt a superb flower that keeps on giving. Will need the white version I think you, just to try, you know 🙂
That’s this weeks Six on Saturday. Whatever you’re doing be safe and ensure that you enjoy your gardening. Of course as always our host of Six on Saturday is The Propagator. Pop over to see the delights on his blog and blogs from around the world. Until the next #SixonSaturday, all the best. Wishing you all a very happy time yet a safe holiday period from the dreaded disease.
May pop in with the odd Post of the Day, too. Go on do have a look.
What a great way to show garden blooms at the end of December! Happy Boxing Day!
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It’s nice to be reminded that the bleekness of winter will be a mass of amazing color before we know it. Thank you. Happy Boxing Day!
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