Phew!!! What a hot humid week it has been. Cooler now but cloudy. Week ahead is going to be

… it’s time for Six on Saturday.

  1. Dahlia David Howard. Great to see this dahlia bloom. I like this type of dahlia flower and the colour is great too, goes with the theme a little this year too!
Dahlia David Howard

2) Inula yellow. I very nearly pulled this plant out early on in the year however, I had a thought that it was a plant to keep and kept hoping it would turn into something other than another weed! Here it is with its first flower I like it I think it’s going to be a great addition to the borders.


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. Now with many more of the flowers open this week. Many more to come to from this large plant.

Phlox White/Pink

4) Rose Just Joey. Update 26th July A new plant for this year one of four in similar colours. Unfortunately I’ve forgotten its name the labels gone missing! However, it has be delightfully flowering very well producing blooms like this one often several at a time.


5) Thunbergia or Black-Eyed Suzan. A climber. Well that’s what it’s suppose to do but it’s been slow off the ground. The plants are getting the idea though. There’s six plants two each of yellow orange and rose.

Thunbergia or Black-Eyed Suzan

6) The water system and water butt. Controlled by a electronic system that’s connected to the internet and the app on my phone and tablet so can adjust watering as needed. There’s a main plastic pipe that runs almost the whole perimeter of the garden and to part of the front garden too. It’s a developing system which can be watering your plants wherever you like with sprinklers and drippers wherever you need.

Followed by the demonstration of a water butt installed this week. At least I know that rainfall, when we get some, will end up this water butt. Plans for connecting another as overflow from this one, at some stage.

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 July 2021).