The weather this week has seen a bit of rain, a bit of sunshine and a lot of grey cloud, I’m now back watering all my pots once more. Weeding has been tackled when the rain decided to stop and at least they are coming out easily. All my organisations and committees are starting up once more so my time working in the garden is decided by how many meetings I have to go to, I think gardening will be cut by half. Here are my six for this Saturday…
No 1 Crocosmia solfaterre
Crocosmia solfaterre in front of my blue lacecap Hydrangea at the top of the garden by the pergola. This has now spread to form a nice sized clump.
No 2 Hosta June
The flowers on all my hostas have done really well this year, they have all flowered as never before! This on is Hosta June, I think they have all appreciated all the extra rain that we have had.
No 3 Fennel
Fennel on the corner of the kitchen is always full of insects enjoying the flowers. It seeds everywhere, but I don’t mind as most of the time it puts itself in just the right place, any that aren’t are easy to pull out.
No 4 Eupatorium purpureum atropurpureum
Eupatorium purpureum atropurpureum is just starting to open its flowers, this is what the butterflies have been waiting for, buddlias are left alone once this is flowering in the driveway border. It grow to about 7ft tall and needs quite a bit of space, but so worth it.
No 5 Tritonia rubrolucens
Tritonia rubrolucens used to belong in the Crocosmia family, not fully hardy but by pure luck, many years ago I happened to find just the right spot for it, it now increases happily on the rockery even though it is a little tall for there.
No 6 Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm
Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm looks like a patch of sunlight in the border, such a cheerful plant, must try and increase it.
There you have my six for this week. The garden is changing, the sun isn’t as high in the sky so there is more shade as the sun is now behind my huge trees more. Soon it will be the end of summer and hello autumn with its wonderfully colourful autumn tints, but in the meantime I’m enjoying every single flower that opens.
Many thanks to Jon The Propagator for hosting, do pay him a visit to see loads of other flowers from around the world.