Summer sunshine hurrah but it’s brought very high temperatures. Needing good sun tan lotion if you spend time outside in the sun. COVID isn’t going away so easily therefore continued need to be safe at all times. With that in mind we will beat this dreadful disease.
On the produce side at least I’ve had a few strawberries this week wasn’t expecting many as was late starting them off but nice taster. Runner beans are well on the way with plenty of flowers. Potatoes looking good soon to harvest one crop. Courgettes a bit of disappointment so far, time yet though for good produce. Okay less of this and now ….

… it’s time for my week’s Six on Saturday.

  1. Hydrangea Vanille Fraise. What a show this hydrangea is putting on this year. Many plumes of white flowers in a cone like shape. More colour changes to come from this ace plant. For that reason it will feature over the coming months.
Hydrangea Vanille Fraise

2) Verbena Mixed. I bought these as they were cheap and needing some tlc. After a few weeks I planted them in the trough that has spring bulbs that are now well done over. Brightens up an area that faces north and they’re doing very well.

Verbena Mixed

3) Phlox. New introduction to the garden after many that have gone before, so many plant labels found during digging and clearing. This is the start of introducing more plants including phlox.

Phlox White/Pink

4) Fuchsia. A Hardy Fuchsia for two pounds Sterling from a supermarket where you get more. Good size plant too. Now where is it going to fit into the planting scheme. I’ll find somewhere that’s suitable as they can take over if not cut back.

Hardy Fuchsia

5) Dahlia David Howard. It’s been years since I grew dahlias. This is one of my favourites and was my first thought when buying the tubers. The leaves being deep reddish brown compliment the flowers. Okay not in full bloom but not long to go and will feature later next month. See

Dahlia David Howard

6) Calabrachoa, ‘Can-Can Sunrise . Superb blooms. Surviving the wet and the extremes of heat too. Given plenty of water in dry periods this will continue to delight for many weeks to come.

That’s this week’s Six on Saturday. Whatever you’re doing be safe and ensure that you enjoy your gardening or what ever you do. Too our host of Six on Saturday, The Propagator, thank you to him. 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 occasional view of the garden in development on Fridays. (Updated Friday 25th).