6 on Saturday 2/9/2017

I can’t believe it’s the first Saturday September and autumn is starting to appear in the garden. The weather has been a mixed bag in the past week, mainly the warm days are returning with the odd shower mixed in. 

It’s been pretty easy to get my 6 on Saturday this week, back in my own garden once more. I had a busy week in the my own garden, finishing off the major changes I started in May! 

Dicentra ‘King of Hearts’ I love Dicentras! Their foliage is always beautiful and as for the flowers, these heart shaped flowers, really bring out the romantic in me. They normally finish flowering months ago but Colin told me this has been flowering for months and months, going to be a great addition to my garden
My patio is finished! We always forget what a difference the hard landscaping can make to our garden, this has transformed the space into a more courtyard feel, with the pacing bringing out the best of the plants surrounding it
Roscoea purpurea ‘Red Gurkha’ this is a new addition to my garden, indeed it’s in the ‘working out where to plant’ area of the garden at the moment and I don’t think it will be long before it finds a home, it’s a really special form of Roscoea, being the only red one and I just love the stems! Brought from Colin Moat of Pineview plants
Dicliptera sericea. From a man who likes hardy geraniums and roses, I do like plants that are also so different and this fits the bill pretty well, although it’s not 100% hardy, I am hoping my sheltered garden with allow this small shrub flourish. The unusual flowers are upright to allow the hummingbirds good access to them, no hummingbirds here in Hampshire but have a hummingbird hawkmoth in here so I hope it will work well for them as well
Hydrangea querifolia. Featured this a while ago when it was in full flower, now it’s gone over, I just love the brown, it brings out the details of the flowers, there’s so much beauty in the seedheads that we forget to see and admire, try leaving a few for this year and see which ones you love

Excuse the waste bags in the back but I am very happy with my pots this year, yes they should be more full, but I did plant a little late this year and love the flowers, brightens the area and removes people’s eye from my storage area

I hope you enjoyed my 6 on Saturday! If you did please checkout other people’s 6 on the memes founder website https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/ I love seeing other people’s plants and what’s happening in their gardens. Why not give it ago yourself next week and give me a shout so I can take a look

Until next week, have fun in the garden 


5 Comments Add yours

  1. cavershamjj says:

    Good job with the patio there, looks great. I have a few different dicentras (or whatever they’re called now) including king of hearts, which is still flowering a little for me too. I like the foliage a bit more than I like the flowers. See ya!

    1. thomashort says:

      Thank you fella 😊 the foliage is very attractive isn’t, the flowers have grown on me a lot more over the past few years I must admit, love the ❤️ shape, tbh I have lost track as well which ones are which 🙁

  2. I like that Dicliptera. That’s some tidy looking paving there!

    1. thomashort says:

      Thank you 😊 it’s reclaimed sandstone from a clients garden makes a massive difference to our space now, I am just hoping the Dicliptera survives outside here with me, that said I buy another next year if it doesn’t lol

  3. Jim Stephens says:

    I love Roscoea’s, bought another at Rosemoor a couple of weeks back from Tale Valley Nursery. I got a bit of seed off one last year and have about four tiny seedlings which might survive the winter. Every year I think I’ve lost Red Gurkha, it’s so late up.

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