🌺What’s flowering in my garden on the last weekend of May?🌺 #SixOnSaturday #GardeningTwitter #flowers #inmygardentoday

🎶Chain saws to the right of me, house renovations to the left – stuck in the middle with you!🎶

It’s been a noisy week. One neighbour has been having trees cut down and the stumps removed. The other neighbour has recently moved in and is fully renovating the house and garden. The upside is that we will get more light in the garden and less leaf fall onto our plot in the autumn.

Six photos from my garden for May 28th
Six on Saturday 28th May

Starting this week with the view of the front rose which I have trailing along the porch. Nestled in the decorative watering can above the hanging basket, a robin has made its nest. I’m hoping that the rose will protect the nest from the marauding magpies.

Climbing yellow roses on the front of my house
Yellow roses

Second photo is of a pot of mixed coloured dwarf dahlias. I’ve planted the whole packet and have more seedlings coming through in stages. They were great germinators on the conservatory windowsill. The dwarf size appeals to me as hopefully they won’t need staking.

Mixed colour Dwarf Dhalias from my garden
Mixed colour Dwarf Dahlias

The next photo is of the delicious scented Honeysuckle. It always makes me think of my Gran who liked Honeysuckle but always claimed that it gave her hay-fever.

Honeysuckle from my garden
Honeysuckle

Fourth photo is of the everlasting Geraniums which are just coming into flower. I have planted cuttings of these elsewhere around the garden as they seem happy growing in these soils.

Pink everlasting Geraniums from my garden
Pink everlasting Geraniums

The next photo is of the super strength Harebells that are elbowing their way out of the swamp of the Kolkwitzia which is threatening their existence. I have taken a cutting of the Harebells and planted it elsewhere in the garden and the Kolkwitzia (thank you Harriet for naming this plant) will be getting a haircut after it finishes flowering.

Harebells from my garden
Harebells

Final photo this week goes to this Sweet William grown from a cutting. I shall take more cuttings as this was a success.

Sweet Williams from my garden
Sweet Williams

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

Rosie

Six photos from my garden for May 28th
Six on Saturday 28th May

Links:

  1. Flower Friday – Camassia Cusickii
  2. All about ferns
  3. Cathy have lots of roses
  4. Graeme’s been taking part in this meme for four years.
  5. Fred has a poppy which is the size of his hand.
  6. The Prop’s post for this week’s linky
  7. An autumnal garden at Jane’s house.
  8. Linda is thinking about the re-wilding projects.
  9. More autumn gardens with Thistles and Kiwis.

A drop of rain was as welcome as the flowers in May. #SixOnSaturday #GardeningTwitter #mygarden 🌺🌞🌼

Wednesday gave us a small drop of rain to quench the thirsty plants and ground. I had buckets and bowls out to save as much as I could. I have also stopped using the dishwasher for a while and am saving all the grey water for the garden. Now, on to this week’s gardening six.

First photo goes to a stunning new-to-me Dahlia with the wonderful name of ‘Sunshine’. I planted up my dahlia’s a bit too soon and they enjoyed the warmth in my conservatory, hence some early flowering. Now to keep the slugs and snails away from them.

Second photo is of the Rock roses, the pink ones are now blooming, the earlier white ones can be seen in the background.

Third photo is of the Spiraea. Not a plant I knew the name of before this week. I saw it in a background shot on Granny’s blog post last week and remembered that I had one. When I checked, it was flowering.

Fourth photo goes to the Ox-eye daisy which is just coming into bloom. This is new to my garden this year.

Another new ‘wild plant’ is this Jacob’s Ladder. Both this and the Ox-eye are part of my wild plant project.

Last photo goes to another dahlia, one I can’t find the name of. I bought it last year in a collection from Sarah Raven, but I threw away all the details and can’t quite find a match on her website.

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

Rosie

Links:

  1. Emma http://thepinkshed.co.uk/
  2. Notes from the under-gardener.
  3. Welsh poppy success for Graeme.
  4. Colours are bursting in Ontario.
  5. Rhubarb and sparrows in Ireland.
  6. Celebrating 5 years of SOS with Mr P.
  7. Plug plant chat with Noelle.
  8. Adrian’s got a great display of Rhododendrons.
  9. Check out all the wonderful plants in Jim’s garden.
  10. It’s Autumn in Jane’s garden.

Pleasing Pretty Primulas Adding Colour To My Garden #SixOnSaturday @cavershamjj

We’ve had some warmer days this week, ending with rain on Friday. Each day it seems that more colours are filling up the flower beds.

The Primulas are featuring this week; a mix of Primroses and Polyanthus for you with photos 1-4. The slugs seem to enjoy munching on the pink variety, so I was lucky to get some of my pictures.

Photo 5 is a very out of focus violet. I blame it on user error with the camera. There are more dotted around the garden which will quite happily spread unsupervised.

Photo 6. Onion sets in the cold frame appear to be doing well. A mix of red and white onions. Last year was my first year growing onions and I found them quite an easy plant to grow as long as they were kept weed free. We are still eating them now.

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

Rosie