Six on Saturday. 15.6.2024

Not much was done this week in the garden as rain stopped play! Mostly it was showers but then Thursday it was raining all day long and yesterday wasn’t much better. However the plants just keep on flowering and I manage to keep on photographing them, in between the showers! Still more roses to show you and one or two others.

Peony Sarah Bernhardt is having her moment of glory but she was bent double with the rain on Thursday, not looking too bad today.

Climbing rose Cedric Morris is growing up the sitting room wall but I think I will have to cut him down by half as I can’t prune him up there any more, he will have to be a bush in future.

Rosa Evelyn in the border by the field has a really beautiful perfum and is used in the perfume industry, she looks nice too!

Rosa Heritage in the rose garden which is in the front. Another with a lovely perfume, this one never seems to be out of flower once it gets going.

The Red Rose of Lancashire, to remind me of home! Properly called Rosa gallica officinalis, or the Apothecary’s rose but I think this is more magenta pink than red, so many buds and flowers at the moment and a super perfume. This will flower all summer long.

Rosa Snow Goose, a rambler over the archway into the woodland. I’m surprised it is flowering so much as it is in a lot of shade now that the Acer on its left has grown so much. A good little rose which repeats on and off all summer.

I think we can say at last, that my orchid flower is fully open! It has grown quite tall, about 2ft and can be seen from the house now, as it is taller than the surrounding grass. I will now wait and see if I get any seed!

That is my offering for this week, my bird feeders are being visited by loads of baby birds, can’t keep up with the feeding, will try and get some photos for next Saturday. Hope you are all having good gardening weather.Thanks to Jim at Garden Ruminations, if you want to see gardens from around the world, do pop over to see him.


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16 Responses to Six on Saturday. 15.6.2024

  1. Jude says:

    Lots of lovely roses there Pauline, your garden must smell delightful. I’m afraid I’m not very good at growing roses. And the orchid is great, hope you do get seed. I too can’t keep up with the bird feeder and now the darn rooks have found out they can access seed I am constantly running up to the window to scare them off. I’ve changed tactics with peanuts for now!

    • Pauline says:

      I’m the same with the magpies Jude, they have found that they can just about reach the fat balls, so I’m always chasing them! So many baby birds mean I’m always filling up the feeders. The roses are really lovely and they manage on their own very well, I’m on heavy clay which they like, must get out now and do a lot of deadheading.

  2. Graeme says:

    I had no idea orchids grew so tall! It’s a beauty. I saw some similar looking orchids on a golf course we had to cross whilst walking along the South West Coast Path earlier in the week. You have a great selection of roses.

    • Pauline says:

      I never expected the orchid to grow so much, it must like all the rain we have had Graeme! How lovely to have been walking on the South West Coastal Path, you must have seen lots of wild flowers!

  3. Rosie Amber says:

    I love all those roses, hat a collection you have.

  4. Denise says:

    You have some very beautiful roses Pauline – I will be taking notes for future buys! I hope the weather improves soon, I suppose it must get better sometime.

  5. Fred says:

    Lots of beautiful roses! and you will see in my Six the colour of my spotted orchid, much lighter than yours…

  6. Helen Jones says:

    Beautiful roses, but I was particularly looking forward to seeing the progress of the orchid and it doesn’t disappoint!

    • Pauline says:

      So glad you like the orchid Helen, it is just a question of waiting to see if I will have any seed now, I hope it does, then I can sprinkle the seed to make more in the meadow.

  7. Cathy says:

    Such lovely roses, Pauline – they bring so much joy, don’t they?

    • Pauline says:

      Thanks Cathy, yes they do bring joy whenever I look out of the kitchen window while doing the dishes! I also love the plants in between that seed around and hide their bare legs, mainly hardy geraniums, the colours all go so well together.

  8. Frank says:

    So nice to see your roses, and in such subtle colors and with a scent! Here our rose market seems to be overtaken with knockout roses and they do make a show but it’s a soul-less one without fragrance 😉
    Glad you weather has changed for the warmer. It’s hot here and the pool has been fun but I wouldn’t mind a few decent summer days for gardening without sunstroke!

    • Pauline says:

      I agree Frank, what is a rose without perfume? I think a couple of mine don’t have a perfume but most have been bought because they do. It has made a lovely change to have the warm sunshine, but then, as you say, it is too hot to garden!

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