Six on Saturday. 2.9.2023

Having had a week of cold wind and rain with just a little sunshine, it seems as though next week will be much better with  a lot more sunshine and higher temperatures, just hope the plants can cope with all the changes. It probably means I’ll have to cope with watering again! Lots of plants are carrying on flowering, some are flowering again and just two of my six are new.

No 1

Roses are flowering once more after a break and are very welcome as they provide lots of colour in the garden. This is a small variety, planted long ago so no name I’m afraid, it is in the bed round the dead oak.

Rose Liverpool Hope is on its third flowering and looking just as gorgeous! Such a pretty rose with a lovely perfume.

No 2

Cyclamen hederifolium in the woodland can be seen from the house, this colour shows up well in the dark.

I potted these up from the woodland, ready to plant in my new little acer glade once autumn comes. I’m hoping the ants will spread the seed around here the way they have done elsewhere.

No 3

Hydrangea paniculata Candle Light gets better and better all the time, I really like the flowers on this one.

No 4

Honeysuckle is still pumping out its perfume, long may it continue!

No 5,

Miscanthus sinensis Malepartus looking a bit tumbled after the gales and rain that we have had this week. The plumes are such a beautiful purple colour, which fades to beige eventually, but is lovely while they last.

No 6

Recently it was the turn of Mahonia Cabaret but now Mahonia Charity has started flowering, so I will be able to enjoy the lovely flowers for a while before the jade coloured berries are formed.

There we have my six for this week. Lots of work has been done this week, deadheading lots of flowers and cutting back masses of ivy. There is still lots of weeding to be done, but it isn’t so obvious now, thank goodness.

Thanks again to Jim at Garden Ruminations for hosting once more, if you pop over to him you will see gardens from around the world.

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20 Responses to Six on Saturday. 2.9.2023

  1. Denise says:

    Rosa ‘No name’ is so pretty Pauline. Perhaps someone will be able to give it a name. I wonder if Liverpool Hope would like a home in Sweden. I must look into it.

    • Pauline says:

      Do roses manage to survive your winters Denise, if so then I don’t see why Liverpool Hope wouldn’t like a trip to Sweden. It was named for the university there who were celebrating an anniversary, but I bought it because the dear undergardener was Liverpool born and bread!

  2. Helen Jones says:

    Lovely pictures, Pauline, and I’m pleased you’re getting some sunshine this week but I hope not so much that the watering is a big problem!

    • Pauline says:

      The sunshine will be very welcome Helen, it’s been in short supply lately. Watering shouldn’t be too bad as I’m trying to cut down on the number of pots I have to water and I’m not planting anything new until at least October, when I hope nature will do the watering for me!

  3. Sarah Rajkotwala says:

    Ooh pretty honeysuckle, I just planted a plant of it on my front garden hoping to climbs up a post. 🌸🌼 Dainty little cyclamen!

    • Pauline says:

      This Honeysuckle just put itself up a post in my garden that already had a rose and clematis up it, don’t know where it came from Sarah! It’s rather nice so has been allowed to stay. I always feel that cyclamen mean its autumn, I’m not ready for them!

  4. Rosie Amber says:

    I love the cyclamen, I don’t seem to be able to grow them in my garden, but I shall try them a little longer.

    • Pauline says:

      Cyclamen seem to like the leaf mould soil that I give them Rosie, everything in the woodland gets a mulch of leaf mould every year and then I leave the ants to do the work of spreading the seed and they are increasing nicely. Do keep trying, they are so worth it.

  5. Fred says:

    The rose Liverpool Hope is very pretty, but above all you succeeded in the photo very well! Well done.
    About miscanthus, do you cut them back at ground level in winter? This is what I do for my short varieties, and I collect the dry stems to make mulch for the winter. ( hard to cut into small pieces though)

    • Pauline says:

      Many thanks for your comment re. the rose Liverpool Hope Fred. The Miscanthus get cut down Feb/March just as the new leaves are coming through and then usually the stems and leaves are cut up and put on the compost heap, sometimes though I just leave them to rot down at the back of the border if I’m feeling lazy!

  6. Graeme says:

    That’s a lovely honeysuckle. Mine still haven’t recovered from being chopped back and moved when the new fence was put up. I’ve missed the fragrance. Those Cyclamen are a show.

    • Pauline says:

      Thanks Graeme, I rather like it too, hopefully yours will recover next year after its shock of being cut back.The cyclamen get better each year thanks to the ants spreading the seed, nice to have so many little helpers in the garden!

  7. Catherine says:

    The no-name roses are beautiful and I love your Cyclamen hederifolium. Every time I see them I have great intentions to buy them, but then other things get in the way. Enjoy your honeysuckle, its fragrance is so distinct and such a pleasure in the garden.

    • Pauline says:

      I think I started out with 6 Cyclamen corms, I now have dozens, all the work done by the ants spreading the seed, that’s the sort of gardening I like! I am enjoying the honeysuckle, the perfume is so wonderful when it wafts around the garden.

  8. Frank says:

    So nice to have the roses making another show now. They seem to last forever in the cooler weather and each one is a treasure!
    Your miscanthus does look a bit tousled, but it makes me regret taking mine out. Perhaps a small bit could come back, how much work can a single plant be? 😉

    • Pauline says:

      The Miscanthus really isn’t much work Frank, I just chop it right down in February and that’s it for another year! I might have to cut some of it out soon as it is spreading somewhat! The roses are lovely at the moment, we are having a mini summer at present with very hot sunshine, hopefully this will ripen the wood for next year.

  9. Angela says:

    I adore the color on that first rose! Glad to see your honeysuckle is flowering well — for some reason, ours has put out nothing but leaves for the past two years 🙁 Perhaps it’s time to move it to a new location or give it a good chop!

    • Pauline says:

      How strange that your honeysuckle is shy flowering Angela. Maybe pruning is the problem as some are early to flower and some flower much later in the year and if you prune at the wrong time you might be cutting off your flower buds, that’s all I can think of.

  10. snowbird says:

    So many beauties here, just loving the

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