Six on Saturday- 30/09/2017

Another week has flown by, with it, it seems so has the summer. More and more plants are slowly putting their autumn clothing on  and getting ready for the winter. It’s been a odd week weather wise, a bit rain, heavy at times but also so mild and humid. The plants and gardens are still producing some beautiful moments

Well I hope you enjoy my 6 on Saturday this week, all the plants are from my garden again this week

Edgeworthii has now produced its flower buds for early spring and it looks like I am going to have a cracking display on my plant this year! Just need to add a child protection zone around it and enjoy the beautiful flowers and scent. Love watching the buds develop and slowly open up. Something to look forward to enjoying this winter
Unknown Pyracantha, it was here on the house we rent in chandlers ford when we arrived here and the great looking berries are the reason it’s still here, pain in the backside to prune it back and shape it every 3 weeks, the flowers are beautiful but stink but the berries oh the berries!
Rose climbing lady Hillingdon, one of my favourite roses and I think it’s second time up on the 6 on Saturday, but she is still flowering so well even now, at least 30 blooms on a small plant, going to be a big show for the last show of the year
Now I know The Propagator loves his bargain plants and so do I! I couldn’t resist this stunning salvia microphylla Bordeaux for only £3, hoping to over winter it and enjoy its stunning flowers all of next year
Ok ok not a brilliant photo of a stunning plant but pelargonium sidoides has really dark flowers finished off with lovely silver foliage, looks great on my patio table, certainly will try and sneak this into the kitchen windowsill for this winter
Rosa falstaff is one of my top David Austin hybrids, the flowers shape and scent remind me so much of an Heritage rose, this one was planted in the spring and really struggled to get going, then about 6 weeks ago it started growing and rewarded me with three flowers! Growing it as a low climber on my wall but makes a good shrub rose.

I hope you enjoyed my 6 on Saturday from my  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

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Edgeworthia is such a wonderful shrub. I planted one beside our front door, where it is watered by run off from the driveway, and it has become one of the most impressive shrubs in the garden. The only problem is that in the last couple of years, birds have started picking at the buds during the winter. Very frustrating to find piles of white confetti under the branches.

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    1. thomashort says:

      It is isn’t, one of my favourite winter shrubs it’s started to become more popular here in the uk, I think mainly due to the winter gardens becoming more popular.thats such a shame ☹️ I would be very frustrated as well

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  2. A. JoAnn says:

    Agree – falstaff is lovely!

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  3. Falstaff is terrific. I grow it as a climber over an arch. It has the most fantastic perfume and will flower a couple of times a year when established. Great choice!

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  4. John Kingdon says:

    I have a Pyracantha that produces orange berries. I also have an abundance of blackbirds. So I have no Pyracantha berries. Oh well….

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    1. thomashort says:

      But it’s nice having so many blackbirds, mine last for ages as we don’t have too many around here

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