Here we go again another Six on Saturday but this time from my own garden. Seems the lack of my own garden updates don’t go down well. Been busy with keeping up with getting rid of the pernicious weeds and I have three – bindweed, mares tail and ground elder. Clearing ready for new fencing going in. Weather’s been good but Wednesday was very heavy rain but much appreciated as the ground was dry. Blues, pink, and red is the theme. Well, here goes.

1) Iris sibirica|Siberian flag
First year this clump has flowered since planting then in 2020 from plants given to me. I like this blue iris and had my eye on it for sometime when visiting the friend who gave these to me. I jolly good show from them. There’s a smaller bunch, in bloom, near the greenhouse too. They’re often found near marshy areas and ponds but I don’t have either, yet, so was pleased they are doing well.

2) Polemonium – ‘Bressingham Blue’
Blue is the colour again here with this plant polemonium. The stems have been standing up to the strong wind we had over the last few days. I have a offshoot from last year but it has been in a pot with a clematis I dug up last year, both are doing well!

Polemonium – ‘Bressingham Blue

3) Cistus purpurea
This morning I could not miss this bright no vivid colourful flower of which there’s just the one but there’s many money to bloom. The flowers don’t last very long but should produce many flowers over the months to come. A delicate bloom almost like tissue paper. Another flowering for first time from having planted it in the autumn last year and cheap shrub at £2 from a supermarket.

Cistus purpurea

4) Part of my collection of Hostas
The hostas are growing so much better this year, this is because I have taken more care of them than previous years along with the fact there are more varieties of hostas added to over the last two years. My addition of giving them some tender care with feeding and topping with fresh compost wil have been a boon for them.

Part of my collection of Hostas

5) Salix integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’
This is a plant bought last week at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. It was a bargain I could not miss out. Variegated leaves and orangey stems and which grown to a height of about 2.5 metres and similar spread. As you can see not in the ground yet but will have a spot for this Salix in the garden soon.

Salix integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’

6) Erysimum- ‘Red Jep’
I featured this in a Six on Saturday some weeks back. I wasn’t sure about the deep red at that time. As usual with this plant they have varied hues as the flowers age and it fits more with what I wanted. I am happy with so it can stay!

Erysimum ‘Red Jep’

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.