A mixed bag of weather over the week until Friday when it was warm and sunny from time to time. However, weekend weather will be dismal and wet I am sorry to say for us in the Midlands UK. It’s a hardy perennial plant sale at nearby garden this weekend, might pop over to see what’s for sale. Do a good deed for charity and feel good to help the plants in a new home, ahem. This week I’ve little to add as new, no doubt tomorrow will be different and something will have decided to sprout a leaf or burst into flower or suddenly drop all the leaves. That’s gardening for you and the life of a blog. This week’s Six on Saturday, I have included a few pictures showing the border, no big deal, but it makes for a mixed bag this week of oddments. Perhaps, some can see there’s been a considerable change! Okay….
… it’s time for Six on Saturday.
1) Gaillardia (Annual).
Daisy-like flower that is very cheery and fills a few easy to fill gaps that is not taken over by bindweed! A mini sunflower look-alike.
2) Sedum and Lunaria.
The Sedum is just about to break into flower. It’s a small plant not as high as the Lunaria producing daisy-like yellow flowers, I was expecting to have the Sedum in about the correct place. Anyway, the Lunaria was in that position from Autumn 2020 close to the lawn edge. moving the Lunaria won’t be an issue as is the same for the Sedum.
3) Courgette, Parthenon.
A quick photo of these little courgettes that if left grow to be something far bigger! Flowers profusely and to some extent lots of courgettes too. Been okay with the crop so far but would have many more had one plant not succumbed to the dreaded gardener’s for the slug! These courgettes are good for planting in containers too.
4) Gooseneck Loosestrife.
This was a surprise as to what this may turn out as which I can say is unusual and striking in the appearance of the flowers arching habit, resembling a gooses neck. Good for those many flowers along the length which gradually open as the days go by lasting a long while.
5) Low View of immediate border from the house.
A worm’s eye-view of the border ahead with plants that have recently been planted too. The lawn looks good from this view too. Shame about the rest of it further down the garden, not to say it’s that great all over. I shall get to the lawn later!
6) Garden border view from the house.
A long view of the garden with more of a what could be called be a garden after nearly two years of effort. There’s a long way to go, of course. Plants will be moved and added as and when needed. Now is time for the planting Spring Bulbs!!!
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. (last update: Friday 9th July 2021).