🌼Bountiful Flora From My English Country Garden For This Week’s #SixOnSaturday Meme. #GardeningTwitter #Flowers #Gardening

It’s dry, so much so that I am reminded of Jane Harper’s book The Dry. The forecast is for at least another ten days without rain. Lawns are brown and dust blows in the wind. Yet nature still has plenty to show and with daily watering, the flowers are blooming in my garden. This week I have several flowers which I don’t really know the names of. I’ve given them my ‘best guess’ but do let me know if you know what they are as I know that I still have lots to learn.

Six flowers from my garden for July 9th
Six flowers from my garden for July 9th

Photo one is of this pink Spiraea. It’s doing well this year. Last year is got mildew early on.

Own photo of Spiraea from my garden.

Photo two is of a flower from my white Dianthus (pinks), they don’t flower well for me after the first year. This one is just surviving.

Own photo of a white dianthus

Number three is this Veronica Spicata (I think) It’s hard to tell with so many pinky / purple spiked flowered varieties on google.

Own photo of Veronica Spicata
Veronica Spicata

Fourth photo goes to this Phlox with the delicate pink centre to the flowers.

Own photo of Phlox

Fifth photo is of these Penstemon which are just coming into flower. I’m growing some others from seed, but these ones have been in the front flower bed since we bought the house.

Own photo of Penstemon

Final photo is of these lovely yellow Asters (I hope). I successfully grew a cutting last year and it is flowering as well.

Own photo of a yellow Aster
Yellow Aster

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.

Happy gardening


Six flowers from my garden for July 9th
Six flowers from my garden for July 9th


  1. An update from Rambling garden about her successful open garden days.
  2. Link to Jon’s post with all the meme linkys.
  3. It may be winter in Tasmania, but Prue has her eye on some garden projects.
  4. Check out Pauline’s rare flowering Zantedeschia aethiopica
  5. Still lots to Thistles and Kiwi’s New Zealand Garden.
  6. It’s hot and dry in Chris’ Ontario garden too.
  7. Foxglove envy over on Graeme’s garden.
  8. Always great flowers in Fred’s garden.
  9. 30DaysWild is keeping the next generation of gardeners keen.
  10. Zantedeschia are going on my gardening wish list after seeing these.

18 thoughts on “🌼Bountiful Flora From My English Country Garden For This Week’s #SixOnSaturday Meme. #GardeningTwitter #Flowers #Gardening

  1. Lovely flowers this week in your hot and dry garden! I love your phlox; mine always start off nice looking but soon end up very wilty and ugly… Over here it’s too early for the native asters, but my Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum × superbum), which are still in the Aster family, are about to open – its foliage looks very similar to the leaves on your aster.

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  3. Lovely selection, really like the colour of your spirea and penstemon. I tried dianthus a few times, but we are too wet in the winter and my soil is too heavy even though I have added lots of grit, shame.

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  4. That white dianthus is really white! I do like them plus they have a lovely perfume. That spirea is a very dark pink, several shades darker than mine. The foliage on my plant is variegated rather than the solid green.

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