What a week, of rain and then no rain with sunny intervals then on Thursday and Friday lots of wet and windy weather and cold too. More like October! More wet weather to come but I shall have times in the greenhouse and sort the shed too, perhaps. I was able to get a portion of the border dug over again and refreshed with manure and compost before planting and then putting down a thick layer of bark. The vegetable plants are growing well, courgettes, tomatoes, and potatoes. Added to this are Pak choi, Chard and Lambs Lettuce. Seems all is growing very well. Except the runner beans only sowed them this week but they won’t take long to catch up, besides the weather is not great right now.
Okay, time for this weeks Six on Saturday.
1) Erysimum ‘Apricot Delight’. This Perennial Wallflower was a must for the Orange and Apricot flower bed to go along with three roses amongst other similar coloured flowering plants. I believe like most Erysimums there will be a wealth of colour from this plant over a long season.
2) Hosta ‘White Feather’. This Hosta started out very well with mainly white/creamy leaves. Suddenly this week it’s not white – so may have seen the best of this for the year now. However, there’s more Hosta viewing to come with new varieties later on this year.
3. Fern. This is your basic fern that can take over if allowed. Last week this had hardly shown any movement yet yesterday was in the full throws of unfurling the fronds of which there are many. It’s great seeing many fresh new fern fronds at the best.
4. Hardy Geranium ‘Wargrave Pink’. This Cranesbill very well, most years, can be seen flowering from late spring and throughout the summer and sometimes beyond. It’s excellent for brightening a corner or two any where nearly. This is situated facing south so gets lots of sun.
5. Polemonium ‘Bressingham Purple’. Jacob’s Ladder, a herbaceous perennial with foliage that is purple-tinged in spring and autumn. It has clusters of sky blue flowers, marked in a darker blue and a small white centre, cupped in shape and are in clusters from late spring to midsummer. First time of growing this plant – thought it good addition and I like blue – just where to place it now! Blue and white part of the border, perhaps.
6) Azalea – This is the first time in many years I have grown azaleas. This one came a long free with other plants I had bought and do not know it’s variety. I have two of these, so may have ordered from the same company again, one of which is in flower, shown here. I am just going to pot these up and leave them to it. I even bought special compost for them, too. They are small plants so I expect them not to grow much bigger, I hope.
That’s this weeks Six on Saturday. Whatever you’re doing be safe and ensure that you enjoy your gardening or what ever you do. As always our host of Six on Saturday – The Propagator. Pop over to see the delights on his blog and view blogs from around the world. Until the next week’s #SixonSaturday, all the best. May pop in with the odd Post of the Day, too. Watch out for weekly view of the garden on Fridays. (Note: Link now corrected).