Six on Saturday 3.6.2023

A very quick one this week, I’ve been so busy getting ready for a house full of visitors, cleaning bedrooms, making beds up and cooking for the freezer, no time for gardening this week! The family is descending on me as someone has a “Big Birthday” this weekend, a Very Big Birthday, there won’t be enough room on the cake for all the candles!

Lots more flowers are now blooming so I won’t waste any more time, here are my six….

No 1

Nectaroscordum, cousin of the allium, with it’s visitor.

No 2.

Rose Abraham Derby.

No 3

Rose The Countryman.

No 4

Rhododendron Sapho.

No 5

Name lost in the mist of time, nice  rhodo though.

No 6

Papaver Patty’s Plum

That’s it for this week, I’ll try and get back to you all, probably next Tuesday after all my visitors have gone and I have recovered!

Do pop over to our host Jim at Garden Ruminations to see what other gardeners are getting up to in their gardens.


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22 Responses to Six on Saturday 3.6.2023

  1. Gill Heavens says:

    Well done for posting when you are so busy. Is it your birthday? If so many happy returns. Lovely shots, especially the bee approaching the nectarscordum. Have a wonderful weekend.

    • Pauline says:

      Yes Gill, it is my birthday this weekend, I don’t know how I got to be such a great age, it just creeps up on you! 80 yrs ago my Mum was evacuated to North Wales as Liverpool was being heavily bombed at the time, she had me and then 10 days later we were sent back to Liverpool and the bombing!

      • Gill Heavens says:

        Wow, your poor mother! Have a wonderful time and make sure you let everyone do all the work. x

        • Pauline says:

          The hospitals were wanted for the war wounded, so my Mum told me, so all the pregnant ladies were put on a bus and sent to North Wales, then back to Liverpool 10 days later. I will certainly make sure that I can have a rest once all the visitors have arrived!

  2. Helen Jones says:

    I’m amazed you managed to post a six, I haven’t managed it this week or last!

    Happy birthday, have a lovely weekend celebrating with the family.

  3. MaryB says:

    Happy Birthday Pauline. Hope you have a splendid weekend with your family. I didn’t know you were a Liverpudlian. Me too although have lived elsewhere for most of my life .

    • Pauline says:

      I suppose I can’t really be considered a Liverpudlian Mary, as I wasn’t born there, unlike my late husband. The family moved to Birkenhead when I was 3 months old, but then later I did work for Midland Bank, as it was then , in Liverpool before moving round the country each time my husband got promotion, with said bank, before ending up in Devon!

  4. Chloris says:

    A lovely six. Have a wonderful birthday weekend with your family, Pauline.

  5. Graeme says:

    A lovely Six and happy birthday.

  6. Graeme says:

    A lovely Six and many happy returns.

  7. I do hope you have a wonderful weekend. Lovely Six. I’ve not come across the Countryman rose, but I’m off to look it up.

    • Pauline says:

      I am having a wonderful time Catharine, thank you, being very spoilt by everyone. The Countryman is a lovely rose, I can recommend it.

  8. Denise says:

    It seems like the flowers have been put on the back burner for now and quite rightly so. Wishing you a very happy birthday Pauline! I have enjoyed the snippets about your origins and upbringing. Patty’s plum is lovely I must try buying it again. The one I bought before turned out to be nothing like P’s plum.

    • Pauline says:

      Thank you for your good wishes Denise, the family is making sure that I am having a wonderful time! To carry one the story about my origin in Wales, if you fast forward 73 yrs, my younger grandson was playing basketball for a team in Bristol where he lives, they were playing the under 16 Welsh team. Their coach thought my grandson would be an asset to their team so he was asked if he was born in Wales, no, either parent born in Wales, no, any grandparent born in wales, yes, Granny Pauline! He played for them throughout his teens until he left and went to Uni, all thanks to me being born there, even though I only stayed 10 days!

      • Denise says:

        What a lovely story Pauline. Who would have thought that your birth and short time in Wales could make such a difference!

  9. Sarah Rajkotwala says:

    Wow amazing photos! Happy Birthday! 😘💞🌸🌼⚘

  10. Enjoyed your beautiful photos. The roses are true standouts. It was fun to read about your birthday plans and arrival of your family. Happy, happy birthday to you Pauline!

    • Pauline says:

      The roses are pretty amazing at the moment Susie and their perfume is wonderful. I had a wonderful time last weekend and was thoroughly spoilt by the family, which was wonderful! Thank you for your Birthday wishes.

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