It’s been a few weeks since I gave something of a half decent Six on Saturday! Well, I have been having a health issue now dealt with by the wonderful NHS.
Now I am getting back on track with Six on Saturday, that is the hope. No gardening done in weeks or not to speak of, and well the garden is in need of a tidy up for winter but winter’s taken over. Snow, frost, rain, more rain, wind – just not been the weather for gardening. I just managed to get some photos taken for this week’s Six on Saturday on a very sunny crisp but blue sky day. Got to catch up Christmas things too. Oh, and have Tulips to plant too!!!!
…. it’s on with the week’s Six on Saturday
1) Grass – Carex festuca…..
Grasses tend to be one of the plants that last out the winter in some form or other. Could be they turn brown or remain green or something in between. They provide winter interest in what ever the winter coat they have.
2) Choisya (Uknown variety).
Good to see this Choisya has loads of flowers even after the frosts and snow. This shrub has fought the way through other shrubs and brambles too! It intended to show off all it has to give.
3) Grass – Intense Blue Festuca Blue Glauca.
Another grass and is next to yet another grass to the left. I’ve a feeling that these will need moving or one of them anyway. Something for the Spring, perhaps.
4) Heuchera – ‘Caramel’.
Bright cheerful leaves of this aptly named Heuchera. It has a deep red under leaf colouring giving a contrast to the top of the leaf.
A striking maroon specimen plant. Stands up to the British weather. Not sure of the variety – think I have the label! You can still see where the Black-Eyed Susan tried to strangle it, no contest against this plant.
6) Heuchera – ‘Forever Purple’.
Here again a Heuchera living up to it’s name. A little eaten and bashed about by the weather but it’s holding on giving an intense purple with black veined leaves.
That’s it for 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. 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 22nd October 2021)