Good grief, it’s June already. Busy week in the garden as I continue to tackle the bottom end of the garden. Finding the last of the old fence panels amongst the ivy and brambles and other unwanted greenery. Painted the new fence panels grey (needing a second coat but I’ll get round to it one day), which now shows off the colourful plants better than the orangy colour of the fence beforehand. Runner beans, cougettes, lettuce and other salad stuff planted. The raised bed is now full. Trying to grow cougettes in large pots this year, see how things go. More planting to do of ornamentals. Oh, I was online last night picking out a pre-order for Daffs and tulips!!!! Have a fun holiday weekend for those in the UK. Onto my Six on Saturday….

1) Gaillardia. Annual plant in the second year!
Planted last summer from a batch of plug plants and not expecting a repeat showing this year but here they are with two or three plants survived out of six I think. this is one that showing many flowers to come, always a good prolific flowering.

Gaillardia and annual plant in the second year!

2) Rose ‘Dame Judi Dench’
One of the first roses to bloom. I have propped her up like a wire cage around her as she tends to be prostrate at times. I am not sure whether it’s a habit of this rose or I need to get hands on with harsher pruning to enable stronger stems. A beauty in bloom.

Rose ‘Dame Judi Dench’

3) Achillea ‘Moonshine’
Brilliant yellow of this somewhat straggly affair. Liking how it is highlighted better again the newly stained fence.

Achillea ‘Moonshine’

4) Allium – bulgaricum Summer Bells.
Been waiting for these to bloom. In this photo they are shown off very well in the latter part of the day’s sunshine. Unusual form of allium but a talking point. I think I have naming correct?

Allium – bulgaricum Summer Bells

5) Foxglove ‘Digitalis purpureum alba
Early stage of flowering but the bees have been busy with this lot of flowers nonetheless. This was sat in the ground all last year and never flowered. Just grew rosettes of large leaves. This year is starting to be good as I am seeing that the wait was worth it. Many seeds to be had from this I hope and wonder what will be the colour too? Hope the plant comes back next year too.

Foxglove ‘Digitalis purpureum alba

6) Azalea – in a pot.
I got a few of these as freebies a few years back. As far as I remember they never flowered until now. Well, one of them has flowered and quite spectacularly. Just about at the end of the flowering as a number of blooms dropped off. A bright colour too.


That’s it for this week’s Six on Saturday. To our host of Six on Saturday, The Propagator, thank you for hosting. Pop over to see the delights on his blog and view the comment for blogs from around the world. Until next week’s #SixonSaturday, hopefully. All the best and happy gardening.