🌺Hot Pinks For The Heatwave. Latest From My English Garden for #SixOnSaturday #GardeningTwitter #Flowers #GrowYourOwnVeg

We are well into our second heatwave experience of the summer with the drought continuing. For other parts of the world these summer temperatures are normal as is the lack of rain, but England is usually cooler and wetter. I can tell you that there is often a cool damp spell in the first week of August, but not this year. What is still surviving in the garden?

Six photos from my garden
Six On Saturday August 13th

First photo is of a hot pink Gladioli, sister to the purple one included in last week’s post. However, it needs admiring quickly as the dry made it fade before it was fully out.

Own photo of Pink Gladioli
Pink Gladioli

Next pink specimen is of this Echinacea Purpurea (cone flower), this was a brought on from a parent plant purchased last year and separated to be nurtured to full growth. The parent plant has yet to show signs of flowering while this one has several buds.

Own photo of my Echinea flower
Echinacea purpurea Flower

Third photo is of what I hope is evidence of leaf cutter bees. Some of my roses have had small circles and semi-circles cut from their leaves. I have been stalking the plants to spot the bees but haven’t seen any. I hope the holes are not from weevils instead!🤔

Own photo of a rose leaf.
Maybe ‘munched’ by a leaf cutter bee

Fourth photo is of my King Edward potato harvest. I had just 10 potato seeds, these are the produce of 6 of them as the other 3 I planted in a felt grow bag and I harvested them earlier. Not a bad haul from a few plants. The dry was pulling the soil away from the tops and exposing the top ones to the light making them green.

Own photo of my King Edward potatoes
King Edward Potatoes

Fifth photo is of my onions. I pulled these so that I didn’t have so much watering to do. There are a mix of sizes in white or red. They may have grown a bit larger if we had had a wetter season.

Own photo of my onions.
Mixed Variety Of Onions

Last photo goes to the multi-headed hydra which is one of my sunflowers. It has now grown far above the fence. It has a huge stem which I prop up against the wind.

Own photo of my sunflo
Flower heads on my Sunflower

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 photos from my garden
Six On Saturday August 13th


  1. The Prop’s link post for all those taking part in this meme.
  2. Some lovely bright flowers from Off The Edge Gardening.
  3. Spring is showing through in Wellington NZ
  4. Lisa has a beautiful garden with butterflies and a reminder to save our seeds.
  5. It is late winter and early Spring in Sarah’s Australian garden.
  6. 30 Days Wilding has been rescuing an epiphyllum cactus.
  7. Graeme has a gardening themed poem for you to raise a smile.
  8. Granny’s garden is suffering in the dry with cracks in the lawn.
  9. Water and mulching for Hairbells And Maples.
  10. Take a walk with Hortus around her garden today.

38 thoughts on “🌺Hot Pinks For The Heatwave. Latest From My English Garden for #SixOnSaturday #GardeningTwitter #Flowers #GrowYourOwnVeg

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  2. I keep my fingers crossed for some rain (there and here)! I love pink and have a soft spot for sunflowers, so this week’s offerings are impressive, considering the heat. Oh, and haven’t the potatoes done well? Good work, Rosie!

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  3. After 80 days of 32+ degree temps, we are finally back in the upper 20s. We do have rain but it gushes – our tomatoes did not do well and our zucchini died. Your garden is doing very well!

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  4. Your gladiolus is beautiful! I spied the first of mine just after my Six-on-Saturday post was done…….it will be in next week. Aren’t potatoes a wonderful crop to lift? Lovely, healthy vegetables and pretty flowers.

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