6 on Saturday, 15/07/2017

Well I thought I wouldn’t be able to join in again this week, but nature has a way of proving us wrong and issuing out more delights for us to enjoy in our gardens and that’s certainly been the case this week, with plants just starting their 2nd or even 3rd flush in my small Hampshire garden. Well here’s my 6 for this week, I hope you enjoy seeing them on the web as much as I enjoy them in my garden

Leucanthemum x superba ‘Little Miss Muffet’ is another new plant for my garden, I planted it out in April this year, I love the daisy like flowers on the lecanthemums but never like the height, this small version should get to about 25cm tall, perfect for my borders
Geranium traversi var elgans is a delightful and very frustrating little Hardy geranium, also know as Chatham island geranium, this beauty hates winter moisture, indeed its taken me 6 winters to get this beauty though the winter, in the end a 60/40 grit and soil mix worked for me and made me very happy indeed, it’s a great little plant, well worth the effort!
This delightful clematis is well a mystery to me, came in as vitacella alba luxurians and it’s certainly not got the lovely white and green delicate flowers of alba luxurians, it’s a form of viticella just need to work out which it is, sadly not going to stay where it is as I planted it next to a lovely dark rose called Falstaff, sadly I don’t think it’s going to work.
Ah the great rose Lady Hillingdon makes it onto my super 6 on Saturday after being rose of the week a few weeks ago, this rose has really taken off this year and is making a great plant, just starting its 3rd flush of the summer with me now. It’s sentimental for me really as any house I have called home had one of these growing on the wall.
Salvia gregii ‘Icing Sugar’ another tough plant, its needs to be with me and this pot, I always try to repot it every year, just haven’t this year with my leg but it’s still flowering well, will flower all summer up until winter months. The foliage is also wonderfully scented and it has managed to survive many winters with me. I also love the name!
Sempervivum ‘Lilac Time’ its flowering πŸ™‚ I find the flowers of house leeks so beautiful, coupled with the foliage and tight form, it is one of the very best of the sempervivums and is quite often used for showing as well. It’s another in my lovely alpine trough too
Well that’s my 6 on Saturday, I hope you enjoyed them! This brilliant meme is hosted by https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/, there’s some other very good 6 on Saturday there, please take a look and enjoy them, I know I will 

6 Comments Add yours

  1. cavershamjj says:

    Another good Six, Thomas. This rose business is beginning to take hold in my garden. I have 4 danse de feu cuttings that survived, plus a couple of mysteries, plus the two I bought the other day. Plus the parent danse de feu. More cuttings this winter and more roses added next year. Need a bigger garden…

    1. thomashort says:

      Thank you 😊 they are so addictive aren’t they, I keep thinking about spaces to fit another one in, lol I know that feeling πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  2. John Kingdon says:

    That’s a nice selection, Thomas. The clematis intrigues me. Charlie Pridham (http://www.roselandhouse.co.uk) who holds a national collection of viticella, lists one for sale as simply “Clematis viticella” which looks remarkably like yours. So you may have a parent plant there. Since seeing that photo of the scary boot you have to wear, I haven’t asked about the leg. I guess it’s still causing a lot of trouble but hope it is, if slowly, getting better.

    1. thomashort says:

      Thank you John πŸ˜€it does me, hoping to have a good look over this week and see if I could get a name, my gut feeling is that you are right, it’s the basic form of viticella. Many thanks john, it’s getting there, the crutches are almost gone, hoping the boot will be off in a month πŸ˜€

  3. Jim Stephens says:

    The clematis picture just sent me scurrying out in the rain to see if the almost identical plant I have was flowering, which it is. I grew a few seedlings from a plant in my parents garden, perhaps 35-40 years ago. I think the one I have now may be a second generation version. I don’t know what the parent plant was and I’ve never been sure what mine is, but a viticella type, fairly close to the species, was what I thought most likely.

    1. thomashort says:

      Would be great to see a pic of yours πŸ˜€ great that you have a plant from your parents garden, must admit I think that’s my gut feeling, it’s the basic form of viticella,

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