Six on Saturday 2nd of June 2018

June! June! It can’t be be June already but the garden is proving me wrong, with so many of the June plants showing me it’s June, with the roses really starting to get going and their fragrance is starting to fill my garden. But what a week it has been, very hot and sunny and then it rained and boy did it rain! My glass left on the patio table, had 65mm in it after just being outside for 12hrs. This time last week I was heading up to Chelsea for the flower show and I had a great time there, so many stunning plants and gardens too see and inspire from. Not had to do much in the garden this week, it’s all just ticking by nicely, I do have some plants to add to the garden and now the soil is a little moist and I hopefully will get them in, I also need to plan and plant up my front door pots, just can’t decide what to put in there this summer, seen one plant I like to use and slowly adding a list together. One thing that has been decided is the removal of the forsythia in the front garden, that’s going by by this weekend!

Right enough waffling, I need my cuppa and weekend toast and the little one is of the same opinion! Again this weeks 6 is going to be a rose feast with a few others added but my roses are going away nicely now and need to be shown off!

First one is a rose I planted last year and is just so beautiful to look at and the scent is stunning. Champion of the world is a Hybrid perpetual rose and that will repeat flower all summer long, it’s been around since 1894

Let’s have a poppy now, never sowed them, they just appeared in extension of the flower bed when I did it last year. Poppy seeds last for years and years in the soil, just waiting to be exposed and when it does, boom there they are!

Rosa iceberg is one of the most popular hybrid teas grown, this is one of the only plants now left in the front garden I haven’t added too

Now this little sod has been in my first alpine container for the past 3 years, just sat there doing nothing and now it’s decided to flower and how lovely they are indeed, if you want to grow it and wait for 3years, it’s called Bergeranthus glenensis

Rosa little Gem is a beautiful moss rose, bred in 1840, flowers Just once but the scent and flowers are amazing and it works well in shade as well as full sun

Now this is one of my favourite roses, flowers on and off all summer with these scented flowers, pretty disease free and tough as old boots. It is a rose that should be and deserves to be grown wider, such a great garden plant, it’s name is Amanade paternotte!

Well that’s my six for this week, I hope you enjoyed them and have a great weekend gardening, I know I will 😀 and enjoy the other six on Saturday over at the hosts site

32 Comments Add yours

  1. cavershamjj says:

    I would LOVE to get shot of the forsythia in my front garden. And the first great big laburnum too. A conspiracy in yellow, those two. Beautiful roses,am looking forward to mine this year. A couple are out but most not yet.

    1. thomashort says:

      Lol Jon it’s not out yet but I have truly had Enough of the bugger now, green waste collection is on Wednesday, I think it will be in it 😂 go for it…….. hedge of wild Eric instead?cant wait to see them out, did the buff beauty take ok in the end

      1. cavershamjj says:

        No! Afraid not. Dead as dodos. I’m half wondering if I put them in upside down, it wasn’t easy to tell which way up they should have gone.

  2. n20gardener says:

    I love it when you post about roses. But then again so many temptations! Champion of the world is aptly named. Can i find a space???

    1. thomashort says:

      Thank you and I think roses maybe about for the next few 6’s as well 😂 I keep on thinking that and somehow I always find a small space somehow 😂

  3. fredgardener says:

    Your roses are healthy and my preference goes to the last one, maybe like you…It makes me want to put my nose on it ! You advised me on the climbing rose Aimée Vibert. It’s full of flower buds and I hope to soon give news about the blooming

    1. thomashort says:

      That’s brilliant Fred and I can’t wait to see her in flower, great rose indeed, the last one is stunning isn’t and funny enough bred by vibert as well, great rose breeder, I do try and foliage feed the roses once per week to encourage healthy growth, it does seem to work well indeed on them

  4. janesmudgeegarden says:

    Beautiful roses: I like Champion of the World. And iceberg is a favourite of mine as it flowers for such a long time. Mine are still flowering over here on the other side of the world!

    1. thomashort says:

      It’s a great rose isn’t, so constant everywhere, can’t beat roses can you

  5. Paddy says:

    I never knew that about poppy seeds laying dormant in the soil until it’s exposed – that means the seeds I scattered in part of my allotment last year might not have gone to waste (they never germinated)…. maybe I should clear some more of the grass & weeds away in the hope the poppies will grow next year!

    1. thomashort says:

      Oh yes they love nice free spaces to germinate, apart of reason they appeared after the end of the 1st world war around the trenches, they hate being enclosed by other plants

  6. Oh that wee Alpine is nice Tom. It’s a brilliant colour of yellow.

    1. thomashort says:

      Thank you, it’s a great yellow isn’t, seems to open during the day and close at night as well

  7. The modestly named Champion of the World, could well be, it is a stunner! Love the others too, with scent too …… gorgeous!

    1. thomashort says:

      Thank you, it is a true great isn’t, so pleased I got it a few years ago 😀

  8. Jane O'Donnell says:

    What a lovely June post! Great to see the flowers you grow. I have 3 iceberg cuttings which I brought with me when I moved house as my original one was too large to move. It has taken two years but now they are really taking off and very healthy. I love the other roses you pictured. Thank you and happy gardening!

    1. thomashort says:

      Thank you Jane, so pleased they have growing well for you and I hope you enjoy your gardening too

  9. John Kingdon says:

    Champion of the World, eh???? Damned faulty innoculation. Oh well, it’s on the list for next year (you’ve already filled this year’s list, thanks). It’s odd; poppies are a plant that normally I have difficulty with, But so far this year, a Welsh one has taken up residence and I have a couple of large ones in the borders – I planted them last year but thought they’d died because they just went brown and keeled over. Didn’t get round to digging them up and this year they’ve decided to come alive again.

    1. thomashort says:

      I am sorry John ☹️☹️☹️☹️ but that’s my pleasure, we Gardeners always like to help others out don’t we and it’s always a pleasure to help you find a few more new plants to add to your already delightful garden, I thought it was law for all welsh gardens to have a welsh poppy but they are sooo lovely one of my favourite forms

  10. Beautiful roses. I am hoping mine will start by next week. Some are nearly open!

    1. thomashort says:

      Thank you, I hope so as well, they are the queen of all plants aren’t they

  11. March Picker says:

    So much to like here! The scalloped edges of your vibrant (to say the least!) Amanade appeal to me greatly.

    1. thomashort says:

      Why thank you 😊 she is a great rose and one that is well worth adding to any garden 😀

  12. tonytomeo says:

    I dunno. Those roses look a wee bit too English.

    1. thomashort says:

      lol are couple are the other one is French, that said the others have French breeding in there as well

      1. tonytomeo says:

        So, they could get eaten by snails, or they just might eat the snails first.

  13. Ali says:

    Oh, poppy envy! Beautiful selection of roses too. I love June!

    1. thomashort says:

      Lol it’s amazing what Just appears in your garden isn’t 😀 I am the same, June is my favourite month in the garden

  14. Re your forsythia, my two kerrias, one single and one double, have got a disease and the web tells me to dig them up and burn everything!!! So I will lose my lovely yellow early spring – except – Hurrah for forsythia!!!!!

  15. I left the Iceberg rose in the front garden when I moved, but I had resurrected it from the front garden jungle 17 years ago, so thought it should stay put. Champion is certainly worthy of its name.

  16. mrsdaffodil says:

    I’ve admired Forsythia in other people’s gardens for years and thought about having one of my own, but after reading your post I think it’s best to admire them from afar. As for poppies, there are more of them every year, but I cannot seem to grow Welsh poppies. People give me seeds and I sow them, but no luck.😯

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