Six on Saturday. 26.06.21

This week I’ve tried to find six plants that haven’t been shown previously in a recent posts, it wasn’t easy! The wind and the rain that we had this last week have taken their toll and there has been a lot of cutting back and deadheading going on, however there is still a lot for me to enjoy.

No 1  Candelabra primula

Most of my first candelabra primulas are now starting to form seed, but this lilac/purple one has just started flowering, I know I’ll want to save seed of this one, it will look gorgeous with the peachy one.

No 2.  Clematis viticella Etoile Violette

This clematis is climbing up an obelisk under the dead oak, but it has also climbed beyond into a Myrtle tree and from there will go into the oak, when will it stop?

No 3  Philadelphus Belle Etoile

Philadelphus Belle Etoile just comes into flower as my other mock orange is fading so the perfume continues for another few weeks.

No 4  Stipa gigantea

Stipa gigantea is my favourite grass with its waving plumes. This is its best year so far.

It looks even better when the sun shines through it.

No 5  Digitalis

Foxgloves are opening all over the garden, somehow they always manage to put themselves in the right place. This one however didn’t allow for headroom when it put itself under my Acer Osakazuki. It has now grown taller than me, taller than the acer, I wonder how tall it will eventually be?

No 6  Rosa Liverpool Hope.

A new bed has been made for this new small rose as the Undergardener was Liverpool born and bred.  I’m hoping it will only grow to the 18 inches it is supposed to as I have planted 3 rose bushes and will add some small blue salvias to carry on the blue colour when the campanula finishes.

These are my 6 for this week, thanks go as usual to Jon The Propagator for hosting, do pay him a visit where you will see lots more, its worth it!

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8 Responses to Six on Saturday. 26.06.21

  1. Denise says:

    A nice selection of ‘new’ plants Pauline. I have not heard of Rosa ‘Liverpool Hope’ before so I set out to find out more about it. I see it was introduced in 2019 by Peter Beales but I couldn’t find anything about why it was given this name. It really is lovely and, I understand, fragrant.

    • Pauline says:

      I hadn’t heard of Liverpool Hope before Denise, I just googled peach coloured roses and it came up. When I saw the name, I just had to buy it with its connection to the Undergardener, it was also the size and colour I wanted to go with all the blue flowers in that area. Liverpool Hope is the name of Liverpool University and that was where it originated.

  2. Anna says:

    Oh Pauline your photo of clematis ‘Etoile Violette’ goes further to confirm that my three newly spring planted clematis of that name are not what they purport to be and I must contact the clematis specialist that I got them from. I’m really missing my well established stipa giganta this year which was at the allotment and I must find room for one here. It’s a most striking grass. Himself is Liverpool born and bred too and I hadn’t realised there is a rose of that name. I must find out more about it. I’ve visited the campus at Liverpool Hope and wonder if it’s planted there.

    • Pauline says:

      You had me wondering for a bit Anna, but I got my clematis book out and checked that I have the correct name for Etoile Violette and yes, I think I have, I hope you can sort out your problem with the supplier. I ordered my roses Liverpool Hope from Peter Beales Nursery, I will photograph it again when it opens up, I think it has a hybrid tea type of flower from what I remember.

  3. Cathy says:

    A really interesting mix, Pauline

  4. snowbird says:

    Some beauties here, that foxglove has me smiling. I love your Philadelphus.xxx

    • Pauline says:

      The foxglove keeps on growing Dina, goodness knows how tall it will end up! The perfume from the Philadelphus is wonderful as I wander by early in the morning, worth getting up early just for that!x

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