Weather wise has been wet then, sunny then, wet. Thursday and Friday this week has been particularly wet. The water butt is full and needs a second butt to take the overflow. Might be in need of the water when it comes to the return of very hot weather soon. I’m actually harvesting courgettes now! Beans (runner) are not doing well, better I hope next year but chance of a some cropping. Tomatoes are doing fine lots of good toms yellow and the regular red. The roses have finished flowering for the moment more to come in the many weeks ahead. Need more bark for the border, ran out and couldn’t get any easily. Well, ….

… it’s time for Six on Saturday.

1) Agapanthus ‘Lavender Haze’
My favourite flower, that’s blue. Soon it will be blooming away. For the moment the buds are tightly closed. Just need a little more sunshine, please!

Agapanthus ‘Lavender Haze’

2) Verbena ‘Bueno Aries’.
Tall, spindly, tiny flowers aloft enjoyed by the insects. This specimen is now about five feet (150cm) tall.

Verbena ‘Buenos Aries’

3) Cosmos ‘Fizzy White’.
Pure white Cosmos with yellow eye, that has large flowers and become a beacon in the garden when it’s sunny or not so sunny.

Cosmos ‘Fizzy White’

4) Gaillardia.
These have been flowering way quite happily and the bees are enjoying every flower too. Plenty more flowers to come to keep the busy insect going if the rain holds off.


5) Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Early Sunrise’.
Bright and cheerful Coreopsis with the grass behind of blue/green.

Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Early Sunrise’

6) Garden border, partial view. Verbena, Hydrangea, Polemonium, Cosmos, Fuchsia.
Not the best view or good to look at but I consider a great milestone compared to last year. Still battling with bindweed and mares tail. Also, there’s some height with Zebra Grass and Verbena.

General garden view partial border. Needs more work!

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. To 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 9th July 2021).