After a dull, cold and windy week, temperatures are set to rise and we have been promised a mini summer next week, lasting for all of 3 days before rain will move in. I’m glad that it will get warmer, I was almost thinking I had to get my winter jumpers out already, but T shirts will last me a bit longer thank goodness. A lot of cutting back got done during the week and more weeding, will I ever get to the end of those!
My six for this week are….
No 1 Eupatorium purpureum atropurpureum.
Such a lovely huge plant, well over 6ft tall with huge purple flowerheads which the bees and butterflies adore. My photos were taken at 7.30 this morning and I think all the insects were still in bed!
This is the wild eupatorium, much smaller and paler in colour, a mere shadow of its relative, the insects still like it though. I usually go round pulling it out as I think it is rather weedy, but I must have missed this one!
No 2 Geranium.
This geranium weaves its way right along the driveway border. It was bought as G. Ann Folkard but I think it is G. procurrens. I pull at least half of it out every spring when it emerges after winter, but there is still plenty of it left by this time of year when it flowers.
No 3. Kniphofia Bees Lemon.
The flowers are going over too quickly for my liking, I wish they lasted longer.
No 4..Pig Nut
Pig Nut that appeared in the meadow for the first time this year, has suddenly appeared in the border, long after the ones in the meadow had finished, do I leave it or pull it out? The jury is out on this one, I’ll leave it for now.
No 5. Hydrangea paniculata Kyushu
Lovely paanicles on Hydrangea paniculata Kyushu, it does wait a long time before the flowers are fully open, but it is worth the wait.
No 6 Fuchsia Whiteknights Blush
I can’t sit on my bench at the moment otherwise I would squash all my flowers on the fuchsia bush. It has certainly had a good year this year.
There we have my six for this week. Thanks to Jon The Propagator for hosting, do pay him a visit to see what is happening in gardens around the world.