Six-on-Saturday 26-06-2021

First the report on Mr Propagator’s garden.

The immediate impression is a breathtaking, jawdropping show of lush greenery…..and reddery, bluery, pinkery etc. 🀭 It is completely packed with shrubs, flowers, climbers etc. but Mr P still reckons he can fit the waiting 200 or so plants into the dozen or so spare, square centimetres of soil that I could see. πŸ€”πŸ˜² We all know he likes a challenge.

We had a tasty, Sunday lunch of roast pork and a most entertaining few hours with Mrs P and their delightful children, if I can call these tall, highly intelligent people “children”.

Anyway, on to this week’s Six-on-Saturday, although, at this time of year, 60 on Saturday would be easier, everything is bursting forth deserving to be featured.

1)

The cheaper clematis is showing its first flowering. It’s a softer pink and very pretty too.

2)

There have been several flowers on this rose but I wanted to show how high up the obelisk it has reached already….well over 35 cm. Admittedly, the parent plant I saw last weekend has reached the top of the fence and is looking for somewhere else to go.

3)

The Lychnis Coronaria comes back each year. The lovely, soft green foliage contrasts perfectly with the deep pink of the flowers.

4)

The rather more subtle spirea flowers are still worth a mention.

5)

I don’t think I have shown the geum this year. They are doing well but, unfortunately, need to be tied up so that they don’t get mown away. (That shadowy giant keeps getting in the way.)

6)

The first spinach and the first garlic.

There are so many things not included…the first nasturtiums, penstemons everywhere, the escallonia which burst into flower when I threatened it with complete removal, more of Fred’s Sweet peas and the first of his sunflowers but I don’t want to spoil next week’s Six-on-Saturday, I bet you can’t wait. πŸ˜πŸ™„πŸ€¨

I returned from Mr Propagator’s with a nice, healthy courgette plant and left half a dozen Vegan Brownies and the remains of a bottle of Pigot Grigot, at least what Grannysgardenhimindoors didn’t manage to finish.

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

13 thoughts on “Six-on-Saturday 26-06-2021

  1. Spirea flowers soon open here too. I don’t have spinach yet but the garlic is getting bigger and I intend to leave it a little longer (even if the excess rain won’t be beneficial to it…) I’m hesitant to harvest mine.

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  2. The cheaper clematis looks a lot like my Asda one which had the most peculiar flowers last year. It is doing a bit better this year, but I think it may be removed for something a bit more robust. Your visit to your prestigious son-in-law sounds fun, nice to be well fed and watered and enjoy a garden stroll as well.

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    1. Many years ago I encouraged my rather reluctant tutor group of 12 year olds to bring some seeds or a spare plant from home to brighten up a small patch of earth outside the classroom. As a result, there were several contributions including a few seed heads of Lychnis Coronaria, most of which germinated and flowered the next year. I duly took a couple of seed heads from these and the ones in my garden are their direct descendents. I think about that grumpy but good-natured group when the Lychnis flower each year. πŸ™‚

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      1. I’m transferring some to work so it can spread there too. I seem to have excess borage to go to. Also enjoyed the insight into props garden too. I have a much smaller pile of plants to find space for but I will find it.

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