I couldn’t hang out the washing yesterday, there was too much rain!! It was just what we needed, so I am very happy and will hang out the washing tomorrow.
I am waiting for some new colour just now but I hope the photos are of some interest anyway. Here are my Six-on-Saturday.
The helenium is in its second season and much better this time. It was a plant given to me by……guess who! Yes, Mr Propagator, again, so thank you, again.
I don’t remember seeing the leaves on the rhubarb turning red at the edges before, however, it is still producing enough for a rhubarb crumble quite frequently.
This is a Salvia Amethyst from Mr P earlier in the year. It’s a very pretty blue but the blooms are falling off rather quickly either from the dry weather or from the heavy rain or the gusty winds!! Plenty more to come, fortunately.
These two plants were grown from seeds my neighbour and I collected years ago when visiting some gardens in the Gardener’s World offer of 2 for 1 entry in their monthly magazine. The plum coloured stalk in the first picture is rather uninteresting on its own but, if I remember to, I collect the seeds in the autumn then plant several at the back of the border in a cluster – they look good like that.
The second picture shows a plant which has small, pale blue flowers but the foliage is interesting in that it looks like a little tree. I will show that later when it flowers. Both the plants self-seed each year.
The herb garden has been very healthy this year. The mint, parsley, chives, sage and basil have all done well. There was a rosemary tree which I cut down completely due to it being too big for its position but I have a smaller version in a different bed. There is a thyme bush and an oregano plant in other parts of the garden.
These are all seedlings from verbena bonariensis found in different corners of the garden. They have been in the pots for a few days and look very healthy. I will plant them in the tiny conservatory flowerbed ready for next year.
This Veronica was quite difficult to photograph* to show it off properly. It does lean over but it is tied to a stake, however, if I tie it more tightly, it looks wrong. Never mind, it is fine but not a very dense mass of colour!
*Well, maybe a better photograper could do it justice!
(I thought I would sneak in a picture of that lovely rose, this time looking quite different with rain drops on it.)
Well another week passes by. I hope you have all had some rain. We are getting enough to freshen up the garden but I am still having to water several times a week. Looking forward to seeing your Sixes-on-Saturday.