Six on Saturday. 6.7.2024

At last we have had some rain! Never thought I would be wanting rain for my garden, but I was finding watering more and more difficult from my water butts. It seems to have rained all Thursday night and all Friday afternoon and evening, and was still raining this morning but now the sun is shining, so no need to water today! It has been a week of two halves, mornings for doing whatever gardening I can and afternoons for watching tennis. Even though I can’t play any more, I did play a lot when I was much younger and enjoy watching it whenever I can. However, lots more flowers to enjoy when I can get out, so lets get on with my six.

Crocosmia Lucifer has decided it is time to strut his stuff and is looking as stunning as ever.

It is July, so it is time for Day Lilies or Hemerocallis. This one is Stafford where my parents lived at one time.

Buddleias have also started flowering but with it being cooler than usual there aren’t many butterflies flying around yet.

Clematis Super Nova, new this year, so I hope it will like where I’ve put it, to climb up the pergola.

Oriental Poppy but I’m afraid I’ve lost the label. Lovely colour though, very pretty.

Iris ensata in the bog garden, lovely iris, but I think I might move it to where it floods in the winter as it likes boggy soil.  It will then be in the sunshine so hopefully it will increase there.

Zantedeschia aethiopica Kiwi’s Blush is happy at the corner of the conservatory outside, in sunshine, but very happy when it floods in the winter!

Shhh, an extra one seems to have slipped in, maybe Jim won’t notice! If you want to see gardens from around the world, then do pop over to Jim at Garden Ruminations to see what other gardeners are getting up to this week! Happy gardening this weekend!


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20 Responses to Six on Saturday. 6.7.2024

  1. Chloris says:

    A pretty new clematis. New to me that is. ‘Kiwi’s Blush is gorgeous, also new to me. I obviously have to dig up my ordinary Zantedeschia now. A pity as I was quite pleased with it. But this is far prettier.

    • Pauline says:

      More flowers out now on my new clematis Chloris. Please don’t dig up your original Zantedeschia, they are so beautiful, especially when they spread en masse!

  2. Gill Heavens says:

    I’m enjoying the tennis too and the Tour, once the Olympics start I shan’t get anything done at all! Although not my usual colour, I love your poppy and Kiwi Blush is one I will be looking out for. Iris ensata are a favourite of mine, yours is beautiful. Enjoy your week!

    • Pauline says:

      Still enjoying the tennis Gill and I’ll be glued to the Olympics too! The poppy is my favourite one, like the colour so much, a change from red or orange! Enjoy next week’s tennis!

  3. fred says:

    Yesterday I posted on Instagram the photo of a Day lily of the variety ‘Crimson Glory’, and it was pointed out to me that it looked a lot like ‘Stafford’, variety that you are presenting today and it’s true ! Very nice choice this week again and thumbs up for the Crocosmia !

    • Pauline says:

      Lucifer certainly stands out Fred, he is at the top of the garden but easily seen from the house, even though it is so far away. More daylilies should be photographed by next weekend, July is their month.

  4. Graeme says:

    A great selection – I really like the colour of ‘Super Nova.’ Norrie is playing as I type, although I can’t help thinking we should switch to the match on the other channel as players we watch and want to win rarely do!

  5. Helen Jones says:

    I won’t tell about the extra one if you won’t! Especially as you saved the best till last, Kiwi’s Blush is absolutely stunning.

  6. Catherine says:

    The colour of the Oriental Poppy is very pretty, but your Zantedeschia is highly unusual and truly gorgeous. If that was the extra you slipped in, Pauline, then it was worth breaking the rules!

  7. Each of your six is lovely. Hope Clematis Super Nova is happy. It seems content now.

  8. Cathy says:

    I especially like your last three, Pauline, with the pale pink Zantedeschia and poppy, and the white iris – the iris looks as if it is almost pure white

  9. Denise says:

    The Oriental poppy is beautiful Pauline. I have not seen one before with quite such a lovely shade of pink. Whatever I start with, mine all seem to end up red. I did have numerous white ones but all seem to have disappeared.

    • Pauline says:

      Thanks Denise, glad you like the poppy, I think the colour of that one is rather lovely. I’ve been looking for a white one but no luck so far, sorry yours all end up red.

  10. Allison says:

    A very pretty six! Love that new clematis ‘Super Nova’ 🙂

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