Six-on-Saturday 19-06-2021

We were away for a couple of days last weekend in the beautiful, summer sunshine. When I arrived home, I was quite amazed at the growth in the garden as you will now see……

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The poppies in the front garden were hardly showing any buds, let alone flowers. There is a very happy bee disappearing into the furthest right bloom.

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Also in the front garden, the Salvia Hot Lips is flowering profusely but purely red. Last year it was a mixture of red and white petals on each flower head.

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The delphinium is looking good this year. Nicely accompanied by the Special Child rose, Fred’s Sweet peas and, of course, the rhubarb.

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A couple of days ago the petals were not curled at the ends. I’m not sure why it has done this. I expect perfect flowers for Β£1.80. Plenty of buds yet to open.

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The Aldi fuchsias are about to burst into flower. They are all looking very healthy. I bought them to replace the “winter” pansies, but, as we all realise, these “winter” pansies really get going in the spring!

6)

You may remember me moaning (never!) last week that, apart from Mr Propagator’s two climbing varieties, none of my roses were flowering. Well, when we returned from our short break, all of them were in flower and the second picture shows that some were even needing to be deadheaded. πŸ€”

That’s it for this week. We had two of our very tall, very handsome grandsons staying with us for a few days. They are good fun and eat a lot of 🍞πŸ₯―πŸ§€πŸ–πŸ”πŸ₯“πŸ•πŸ³ 🍩🍭🍰 but not as much πŸ‡πŸ‰πŸŒπŸŽπŸ…πŸ₯¦πŸŒΆ.

Tomorrow we are visiting Mr and Mrs Propagator and their delightful family, so I am anticipating a guided tour around the estate…..I shall report back next week.

Have a good weekend yourselves in your garden. πŸ¦‹πŸŒ·πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ

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10 thoughts on “Six-on-Saturday 19-06-2021

  1. What lovely surprises to come back home to. Funnily enough I’ve got the same thing happening with my Salvia Hot Lips – all red flowers, but today for the first time I noticed the first flowering stem with a bit of white, so maybe it’s just getting into its stride…

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  2. It’s astonishing how quickly things take off. Including the weeds…
    How lovely to have time with the family again. I think mine have forgotten I exist! Though to be fair, we do live a little out of the way to anywhere else.

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