Six on Saturday 14.8.21

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.

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10 Responses to Six on Saturday 14.8.21

  1. Pauline, I’ve also been sensing the shifting seasons. Everything looks wonderful and good for you for keeping up with the weeding. That is a beautiful flower on Tritonia rubrolucens, lovely color.

    • Pauline says:

      Thanks Susie, I’m enjoying all my flowers at the moment, the garden is so colourful. I too like the Tritonia, but hadn’t realised when I planted it that it grew to about 3 ft, so really it is too tall for the rockery, maybe I should consider moving it!

  2. Andrew says:

    The Crocosmia and it’s relative Tritonia are both really catching my eye. I commented on someone else’s blog about their yellow Crocosmia and yours is just as lovely!

    • Pauline says:

      C. solfaterre is a nice little crocosmia Andrew, and well behaved, not spreading too far, unlike some of its relatives! The Tritonia has increased quite a bit but has taken quite a long time to do so.

  3. Chloris says:

    I love crocosmisas, they come in such a lovely range of warm colours. I think Solfaterre is the best of the yellows. That tritonia is very pretty; so delicate. Oh dear, I’m not ready for autumn yet.

    • Pauline says:

      I’m not ready for autumn yet either Chloris,I feel we haven’t had a proper summer yet!The Tritonia’s delicate colouring makes a nice change from all the crocosmias which like to be centre stage at this time of year.

  4. Frank says:

    I’m glad you had a break in the rain, here it seems we are stuck in the same pattern except it’s usually joined by high temperatures and humidity. The weeds are taking full advantage 🙂
    Everything looks great, but I had to laugh when I saw you comment ‘must increase’ in regards to ‘Goldsturm’! I think if I allowed it, ‘Goldsturm’ would fill every bit of full sun here and then a good part of the shade garden as well. It’s such a vibrant color right now and I’m always happy to have it, but even if I try to remove it all there’s always a welcome bit that survives.
    I will also say I’m not yet ready for autumn. My fingers are crossed for a long, slow slide into frost.

    • Pauline says:

      I wish my Rudbeckia would increase as much as yours does Frank, maybe it doesn’t really like my heavy soil? The rain is still keeping away so I have no excuse not to work in the garden these days, there are butterflies everywhere which is rather nice.

  5. snowbird says:

    What a lovely selection, especially that hosta and hydrangea. There are hints around here that autumn is creeping in. Normal life certainly does reduce gardening

    • Pauline says:

      The hosta flowers have all been amazing this year Dina, never known them to be so good before! The hydrangea has put out a branch with what I would consider “normal” flowers, is this a “sport” I wonder that could be propagated to make something new? Gardening time is certainly reduced now that I have so many meetings to go to, I’m feeling too many at the moment.x

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