6 on Saturday 23/09/17

Well I must admit I had a little break last week, semi enforced due to work sadly getting in the way both on Friday and on Saturday. Had a little bit more time this week so I am hoping the quality of the plants this week, will allow you to forgive me. It’s been a rather hectic week this week, with nothing really too new at home so I decided to go back to my New Forest garden once more and showcase some of the beautiful plants they have 

This happens to be one of my favourite roses Rosa glauca, it’s really grown for its beautiful grey foliage and pink flowers but also had a dark red stems and these beautiful hips. These hips last until the birds strip them all off.
Geranium wlassovianum is one of my favourites, the new foliage is beautiful and the flowers are good as well but it’s this time of year when it really comes into its own, it has one of the best autumn colours of all the hardy geraniums. It loves the clay soils and shade as well.
Anemone x hybrida ‘Whirlwind’ I really love the Japanese Anemones even though they can be a pain in the borders, suckering habit takes over but at this time of the year, it produces these pure white double flowers, that are so clear and pure just makes such a brilliant plant to use in the borders, works so well with asters and other late flowering plants
Physalis alkekengi is another creeping plant that spreads around the garden ending up miles from where you have planted it but what a casing for a seed! It just looks so beautiful doesn’t!
Astrantia major is having its second flush of flowers, adding white back into the borders as well as their almost star like flowers, got to love an astrantia in your garden

It’s not all about flowers this week, butterflies are still flying about, like this large white feeding on the last bit of lavender left in the garden, yes I know they cause a lot of damage to members of the cabbage family but it’s still so lovely seeing the adults flying around

I hope you enjoyed my 6 on Saturday from my clients garden. 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. John Kingdon says:

    I innocently planted a Physalis (which my mother always called “syphilis”). The following three years I removed it! None of my Astrantia has flushed twice this year; I think I cut them back a bit later than usual, but then they flowered later than usual. Butterflies don’t damage anything. I don’t kill them, only those pesky caterpillars!

    1. thomashort says:

      Lol it gets everywhere doesn’t it, spreads for miles but the seed case is amazing isn’t. Have to be honest, not cut any of these ones back this year, missed the time as I was off, agree about the butterflies, tend to leave the caterpillars on the crambes just for a few little catapillers on them

  2. Hi. What should I do about the common pink Japanese anemone thuggishly marauding through my border? I’ll never manage to dig it out so shall I just pull up all the stems I don’t want? Bother, bother, bother I wish I hadn’t planted it!!

  3. P.s. My white ones are fine – very refined – but that pink one is a menace.

  4. cavershamjj says:

    Ooh. Grew some physalis from seed this year. Fortunately I think it’s been crowded out and not come to much I was looking forward to the lanterns but perhaps I’m better off without…

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