I spent three days in cold wet Cornwall on my brother’s dairy farm this week assuming that my Hampshire garden was also getting a lovely drink. But I came home to news that there had only been 1mm of rainfall. The only rain I’ve seen since then was the time I put all the holiday washing out to dry 😏
First of the six is this ‘Velvet Queen’ Sunflower.
I do like cottage garden style flowers and my second photo is the first of my Hollyhocks for this week. These are the white ones.
Third photo goes to this enormous caterpillar which was easily the size of my middle finger. I discovered that it is a Puss Moth (they like poplars and willows) It will turn into a large white or grey furry moth with a cat-like appearance.
Fourth photo is another of my Hollyhocks. This is rather out of focus as the wind was blowing, but it is a delicate pale yellow.
Fifth photo is of another Hollyhock. This one is pale pinky orange. The petals are almost tissue paper thin.
Last photo goes to this stunning ‘Encore’ Dahlia. This one is new to me this year and this first flower is quite impressive.
Thank you for joining me for this #SixOnSaturday post. I hope that you enjoyed it. If you would like to know more about this hashtag, read founder Mr Propagator’s post here also find him on Twitter here.
- Mr P’s linky post for all those joining in is here.
- Check out Graeme’s pink Dandelions.
- Fred has some very pretty Pop Star Phlox.
- Noelle has also spotted a moth.
- The Dahlias are flowering in Wild Parenting’s garden.
- It’s winter in Sarah’s Australian garden, but she still has lots of colour.
- David has some lovely Agapanthus
- Cucumbers and a Monarda (I have one of these) in Linda’s garden.
- Always plenty to see in Jim’s Cornish garden.
- Roses and everlasting sweetpeas in Granny’s garden.