🌼Garden Pottering This November #SixOnSaturday #GardeningTwitter #Flowers

Wind and rain have played havoc with my washing schedules this week, but in the garden, flowers are blooming even if it is just here and there. I’ve also been joining in with the #AlphabettyBlooms hashtag on Twitter. Do look it up for pictures of lots of lovely flowers.

November 12th

First photo goes to the bright and cheery Hawthorne berries. While preparing this post, I looked back at my photos of the froth of white flowers that this plant produced many months ago.


Second photo is of the Rock Roses. This white one has performed for months, where its pink cousin has been sporadic this year.

Rock Rose

Third photo is of an everlasting Geranium that I found sheltering under a bush.

Everlasting Geranium

Forth photo goes to the tiny pink clumps of flowers on the Spiraea which have come back after dead-heading the main flush. Sorry about the quality of the photo, but the wind decided to play with the bush as I took my pictures.


Next is a Scabious (can you see the ant on the flower head?) I’m not sure where this one came from, it may have been one of the wild seeds.


Lastly are the first blue flowers on the Ceanothus, It feels quite early as I was also talking about it last January in a post.


Thank you for joining me for this #SixOnSaturday post. I hope that you enjoyed it. Jim is now our host for this gardening meme and you can find his blog here where you will be able to catch up with links from all the other folks who take part.

Happy gardening


Here’s a link to Jim’s post for this week with all the comments containing links to everyone else’s SoS posts.

Green Grow The Lilacs – They Say! #SixOnSaturday From My Hampshire Garden #GardeningTwitter #GardenTwitter 🌺🌼🌷

With the warm weather continuing, the gardens are blooming here in Hampshire.

So let’s start with that Lilac mentioned in the title to kick us off with picture one.

Second photo goes to a quiet little plant which holds its own but doesn’t shout about it. The Ceanothus, also known as the California Lilac (my second lilac!), Buckbrush or Soap Bush.

Close to the Ceanothus, the Bluebells and Forget-me-nots are adding more blues and purples to the flower bed.

Moving around to some of my borders and the Lily-Of-The-Valley are just beginning to bloom. Such delicate bell shapes. Another plant that goes about its business in a quiet fashion.

Fifth photo goes to some Aubrietia (I think) which came in a mixed pack selection bought at B&Q a few weeks ago.

Final photo goes to a very showy Rembrandt Tulip, which I didn’t know I had, In fact it has been a good year for Tulips; more have flowered than in the past couple of years. I can’t stop looking at this; I imagine the brush strokes on the petals.

There we have it; a mix of the showy and the understated.

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



  1. Rogue gardeners Friday post about seedling successes and failures.
  2. Also Rogue’s Six On Saturday post here.
  3. This week’s six from Mr Propagator.
  4. A Bleeding Heart and a standard ceonothus feature in Graham’s six.
  5. Notes from the under-gardener.
  6. My secret garden.
  7. Top Doc’s place in SE America
  8. N20’s got self seeding Welsh poppies and lots of Tulips.
  9. Wild Berry has a lovely Bird Of Paradise plant.
  10. 10. Linda recommends Swiss Chard as easy to grown and lovely to eat.