A bit of mixed weather this last week, as April showers typical for the month, unusual. Managed some more tidying and hoeing, spotting more pernicious weeds too. Hoping for a warmer days towards the of next week. This week plenty of colour and more new plant growth. Good to see the garden filling out and showing off all that’s to offer in colour and form.

Any way…..

…. it’s on with the week’s Six on Saturday

1) Narcissus, ‘Pipit’
A light lemon-coloured daffodil which makes a change from the deeper yellow varieties. Grows about 25cm. (I found a pack of these a few weeks ago not planted???)

Narcissi, ‘Pipit’

2) Tulip,’Fire Wings
This is one from last year’s lot of tulips. Again not as good as last year but interesting shape and colours.

Tulip, Red and yellow

3) Rosa, ‘Dame Judi Dench’
Masses of new growth, this is only a portion of the bush, I pruned early this year. Looking forward to a healthy lot of peach coloured blooms.

Rosa, ‘Dame Judi Dench’

4) Achillea, Moonshine
Flowers already from this grey-green furry leaved plant. Think I’ll need to cut this back to get more uniform growth later on. Shows how plants are getting a growth spurt.

Achillea, Moonshine

5) A basket of pansies.
I set these pansies in a hanging basket that’s past it best but survived the winter. The pansies and the other evergreen plants are doing fine. The colour looks even more intense in the sunlight and can be seen from the conservatory like a red beacon.

A basket of pansies.

6) Erysimum, ‘Red Jep’.
Not sure I like this one as maybe a tad to dark red, however since Erysimums change colour often through the long flowering period this may be something of a surprise.


That’s it for this week’s Six on Saturday. 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 next week’s #SixonSaturday all the best and happy gardening.