🍃House Plant, Ginger Harvest And Signs Of Spring. #SixOnSaturday From My Hampshire Garden. #GardeningTwitter #GardeningMakesMeHappy

Here we are again for another Six On Saturday Post.

January 14th

I had to hunt around for items to include this week, but I’ve found a few things to entertain you.

First photo is on an Echeveria which has been re-homed with us. The flower has emerged after we rescued and watered it.

Next photo is of the second crop from my ginger plant. This is about half of the total crop. I’ve made it all into crystallized ginger which I regularly use in the kitchen.

The third photo is of curled leaves on the variegated holly. Small caterpillars have been making their homes inside the rolled leaves.

The fourth photo goes to the anemone plants which were new last year. I’m pleased to see them emerging once more.

The fifth photo is of the Spring buds on one of the Blueberry seedlings. These were given to me last Summer and I have over-wintered them in a cold frame and intend to plant them in the garden this year.

Lastly the Mahonia is preparing its berries.

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

Rosie

January 14th

🌺#ViewFromTheStreet For My #SixOnSaturday Post This Week. #Flowers

The arctic temperatures have arrived this week! Well, we had a frost and the low temperatures look set for about a week. Nothing like the cold felt in other parts of the world. There is so little flowering in my garden that is new, this week, so I took my camera on a walk about as I went to the local shop.

I can only name three of the six plants that I have below: Holly, Yarrow and Buttercup.

December 11th

These are the ones I can name!

These are the ones I’m unsure of!

All suggestions welcome.

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

Rosie

December 11th

🍃The Last Saturday Of Gardening In October. #SixOnSaturday #GardeningTwitter #AutumnGarden

It’s the last Saturday in October. We change our clocks tonight too, so we will get a little longer daylight in the mornings for just a short time. Plus, I shall have an extra hour in bed tomorrow morning!🛏

October 29th

What is flowering inside and out in my house and garden this week?

Busy Lizzie Cuttings

I was disappointed with the Busy Lizzies this year, they didn’t enjoy the heat, some bolted, some died; it wasn’t their best show. So I took some cuttings a few weeks ago which I hope to keep going as stock for next summer’s pots. These have taken off and are showing me what they could have been like in a moderate English summer.

Poinsettia Update

Here is an update on my Poinsettias which I showed you a few weeks ago as they began their 12/12 dark and light training to turn the leaves red. This is the progress after about 6 weeks.

Sharp Leaved Mahonia

Third photo is of my spiky leaved Mahonia which is now coming into flower.

Christmas Flowering Cactus

Next photo shows my Christmas Flowering Cactus which looks ready to flower even though we have about 7 weeks until the festive weekend.

Japanese Anemone

The fifth photo is from the Japanese Anemone which I recently bought. It is just going over, but hopefully by next year it will have settled in.

Shasta Daisy

Final photo is of a yellow Shasta Daisy, also a recent purchase.

I’m hoping to get to the Longstock water gardens for a belated visit this afternoon. If I’m lucky I might get a few useful photos for next week’s post.

October 29th

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

Rosie

🍃Nature’s Wonders. Second Chance Flowers For #SixOnSaturday #GardeningTwitter #GardeningLife

Sunshine and showers, foggy mornings, warm days and winds. We’ve been having a real mix of weather this week. Out in the garden plants are still flowering, with some putting in a second showing.

October 22nd

First photo goes to this lovely Laurentia which I proudly managed to photo in focus, this has powered through all summer. It is only a half hardy annual, which I would definitely grow again.

Laurentia

My second photo is a lovely ‘smiley’ Cosmos. Smiley because they make me smile rather than any particular variety.

Cosmos

My third photo is of a little cornflower which is still flowering. I do love this blue.

Cornflower

The soft leaved Mahona has more flowers now and the bumblebees are feeding from them.

Mahona

Fifth photo is of the Hypericum Hidcote (St. John’s Wort) – well I think that’s what it is, it’s one of our inherited plants again, which I don’t know the name of. It had put on a great show until the drought got it and all the flowers seemed to drop overnight. But now it is flowering once more which is lovely to see.

Hypericum Hidcote

Finally, Cupressus ‘Goldcrest Wilma’ a new plant for me and one I was able to choose to review, although how you can review a live plant quickly, I don’t know😉 I said it was a little damaged by delivery, but that it was perking up and would make a good house plant.

Cupressus

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

Rosie

October 22nd

🍂What’s Flowering In My Garden For This Week’s #SixOnSaturday Post? #GardeningLife #GardeningTwitter

I had great plans to bring you photos of a trip to Longstock Park Water Gardens in Hampshire, however, Covid has circled back to my household and the friend I was going with agreed it was best to postpone our trip. So I have had to scramble around my garden in search of six items for this week’s post instead.

October 8th

First photo is of a lone Linum (Bright Eyes) flower. This is from a packet of seed that I bought very late in the season. I sprinkled a few seeds out in the flower bed to see if they would still germinate. The rest I will sow next Spring.

Linum

Second photo is of a mystery flower. This plant has been growing all summer, it is just over a foot tall, has multiple heads (and some mildew!) The foliage is dark green with small slender leaves. The one flower that has just opened is small, no more than 2cm in diameter and has propped itself on the Cordyline. The only plant which I have found which might be similar is Sneezewort, but I would welcome your thoughts.

Mystery Flower

My third photo is of my Squashes, they are slowly growing although one has disappeared and may have been eaten by the visiting badger.

Squashes

I am going to try growing garlic over the winter. I couldn’t find any at the garden centre, so I am using one from the supermarket. Not ideal, but I shall give them a go. I am starting them off in a tray in the cold frame.

Garlic

Fifth photo is of some of the Morning Glory, the drought has kept them from taking over the garden, but they are still putting on a last show.

Morning Glory

Finally, I found that the harebells were still flowering behind the bushy Kolkwitzia.

Harebells

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

Linky to the Prop’s post is here.

🍂Autumn Colours, Vegetables And Pot Plants. My #SixOnSaturday #Gardening Post.

Although the evenings and mornings are drawing in we have still got a mix of sun and warmth while a sprinkle of welcome rain arrived on Friday. I have rummaged round in my plot and found enough items for another week.

Six photos from my garden
September 24th

First photo is one one of my Cotoneasters. this one fans across the front wall below a bay window. I think it may be the Grey Cotoneaster.

Own photo of a cotoneaster
Cotoneaster

Second photo is of the third Squash growing on this self-seeded plant (from my kitchen compost). The first two didn’t get beyond walnut size before the pests ate them. This one is cricket ball size.

Own photo of a squash
Squash

Next are my courgettes. I have eaten one and have more growing. Fingers crossed that the first frosts stay away and I can harvest them.

Own photo of my courgettes
Courgettes

Fourth photo is of one of the Fuschia which drapes itself over the pink rose. It then hangs down over the lawn.

Own photo of a fuschia
Fuschia

Fifth photo goes to one of the Tradiscantia cuttings from last year which has really enjoyed the hot summer.

Own photo of a Tradiscantia
Tradiscantia

Last photo is of another one of the Cotoneasters, this one may be a European variety the leafing is different from the first one. This plant is more upright in growing style.

Own photo of a cotoneaster
Cotoneaster

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
September 24th

Links:

  1. The sun has been out in Sarah’s Australian garden
  2. Check out the impressive Gourds in Wild Parenting’s post.
  3. Jon’s linky post for all your Six On Saturday posts.
  4. Graeme has a super Honka Fragile dahlia in his post.
  5. Always lots to see in Fred’s garden.
  6. Tony has several rescued plants on his six.
  7. Stunning Amaryllis belladonna in Jim’s garden.

🍄What’s In My Garden For This Week’s #SixOnSaturday post? #GardeningTwitter #Autumn🍂

Night temperatures have dropped into single figures suddenly this week. There is an autumn chill in the air and the toadstools are in abundance out in the woods. In the garden I have been collecting seeds for next year and planting Spring bulbs. So what have I got for you this week?

Six plants and flowers from my garden
September 17th

First photo goes to this toadstool which popped up in my flower bed. I have been unsuccessful in identifying it from my book or the internet and I don’t have an identifier app. If anyone can help me I would be grateful. It has a sponge like appearance underneath and it looks like a Crème Brûlée on the top.

Toadstool from my garden
Toadstool

Second photo is an update on my Sedum, this week they are much pinker than last week’s photo, which I have added to the corner for comparison. Update: Julie Grows from Twitter has identified this as a Bolette, either a Bay Bolette or a Slippery Jack.

Sedum from my garden
Sedum

Photos three, four and five are of my dahlias which have done so well and are continuing to flower that they deserve another showing.

3 dahlias from my garden
3 dahlias

Lastly a before (there will be an after in a few months) photo of my Poinsettia as they begin their daily twelve hours of dark, twelve hours of light routine to get the leaves to turn red in time for Christmas. This will be my third year of doing this. I have experimented with the start dates, this year will be my earliest start time, as the previous years the plants were at their peak in January.

Poinsettia seedlings
Poinsettia

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 plants and flowers from my garden
September 17th

Links:

  1. Mr Propagator’s post for the linky to the meme. He’s off on a 50 mile run today.
  2. Sarah is planting citrus trees in her Australian garden.
  3. Still lots flowering in Graeme’s garden, plus he’s off on a scything course.
  4. 30 Days Wilding show us his latest plant finds.
  5. Fred’s has a lot of rain, go and see his video.
  6. Sel’s found some great free items in Belgium.
  7. Tony’s been getting free plants too.
  8. Off The Hedge Gardening has a lovely amaranthus with poodle puffs!
  9. Great pruning of a Box Chinese Ginger Jar on Lead Up the Garden Path’s blog.
  10. Last week of summer on Chris’s blog.

⏰Time For This Week’s #SixOnSaturday Post. #GardeningTwitter #Flowers ‘N Things!

We’ve had showers of rain this week which the garden has been enjoying. I’ve rummaged round to find what’s blooming and have a mixed bunch for you.

Six flowers form my garden
September 10th

Fox And Cubs (Pilosella Aurantiaca) arrived in a pot of dwarf iris from my husband’s aunt a couple of years ago. Rather weed-like in the way it spreads with seeds similar to dandelions. It is taking over cracks in the patio. The bees love it, but I’m keeping my eye on it.

Own photo of Fox and Cubs wild flower
Fox and Cubs

My Sweet Peas have struggled through the hot weeks but they have greened up again and are still producing a few flowers.

Own photo of sweet peas
Sweet peas

I have a small hardy Fuchsia which is competing for space and giving some colour to the front garden.

Own photo of a fuschia
Fuchsia

My Japanese quince has a few more fruits on it than last year. They will turn more range/ yellow later. The blue rope used to hold them back in the Spring, it has done a good job, but doesn’t make for a great photo.

Own photo of Japanese Quince
Japanese Quince

The fifth photo is of my Rock roses which are flowering again after the Spring flush. They have established themselves well in the bed.

Own photo of rock rose flowers
Rock rose flowers

My final photo is of this self seeded Snowberry (I hope) (Symphoricarpos albus) I do this see this around, I think it self seeds easily. It’s not in an ideal place but I will keep an eye on it.

Own photo of snowberry
Snowberry

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 flowers form my garden
September 10th

Links:

  1. Chris has been hunting earwigs.
  2. Linky to the Prop’s weekly post for us all.
  3. Everything is shooting in Sarah’s Australian garden.
  4. Lots of fruit and veg in Fred’s garden this week.
  5. Graeme reminds us of The Queen’s favourite flower.

🌺Hello September! Step Into My Garden For Another #SixOnSaturday Post. #GardeningTwitter #GardeningLife

After the hot and crisp summer, September looks cooler and hopefully will be wetter than the last few weeks. I found a few plants happily surviving to make up another six. Again I was surprised to get a full six.

Six photos from my garden
Six On Saturday September 3rd

So let’s see what the garden wants to show us this week.

First photo is of the bright pink rose (no name I’m afraid as we inherited it with the garden.) It fights for space with a fuchsia and the Croscosmia but it can rise above both when the time to flower arrives.

Own photo of a pink rose
Pink Rose

Second photo goes to my one and only Cantaloupe melon which I picked last week. So many of you wanted to know what it would look and taste like that I am happy to say it was delicious. I have saved some of the seed to grow next year.

Own photo of my Cantaloupe melon
Cantaloupe Melon

Third photo is of a very late courgette. It didn’t enjoy being planted out in the heat, but is now flowering and looking much healthier. I hope it won’t be too late to fruit.

Courgette Plant

Fourth photo is of the purple Buddleia which is still flowering. The flowers are smaller due to the dry conditions, but they are still visited by the pollinators.

Own photo of purple buddleia
Purple Buddleia

Fifth photo shows the Sedum, they have enjoyed the hot dry summer and are almost blooming. Another plant that the pollinators enjoy.

Own photo of Sedum.
Sedum

Finally my white rose which has battled on all summer producing one or two blooms which have been a delight when so much else turned crispy.

Own photo of a white rose from my garden
White Rose

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
Six On Saturday September 3rd

Links:

  1. The Prop’s away running around Anglesey, but the links party is still on over at his blog.
  2. Pauline has a mystery maize thief in her garden.
  3. Spring Daffodils in New Zealand.
  4. Plenty of colour still in Graeme’s garden.

🌺Bank Holiday Weekend #SixOnSaturday From My English Garden #GardeningTwitter #GrowYourOwn

We had more welcome rain this week and I was out catching it in my bowls and buckets. Small patches of brown lawns are turning greener. So what’s still growing in my garden this week?

Six photos from my garden
August 27th Six On Saturday

The Cone Flower or Echinacea that I featured a couple of weeks ago is now in full flower with several heads on this one plant.

Cone flowers from my garden
Cone Flowers (Echinacea)

Yesterday I picked the one melon that grew on my plant, it was getting wet on the ground despite trying to raise it off the soil. I didn’t want it rotting. I shall leave it in the sun to fully ripen. Not sure of the variety, it may be a cantaloupe.

Melon from my garden
Melon (Cantaloupe – I think)

I have a second variety of cucumber growing in the greenhouse. this one has a prickly skin, but I’m unsure of the name.

Cucumber from my garden
Prickly cucumber

The Hydrangea bought back in April is continuing to flower. It is still in its pot. I need advice on when I should plant it out. Now that we’ve had some rain, or leave it until Spring?

Hydrangea from my garden
Hydrangea

I have successfully grown several Agapanthus from seeds given to me by a relative. These will be over-wintered inside and planted out next year.

Agapanthus seedlings
Agapanthus seedlings

Last photo goes to the final flower from my Velvet Queen (red) sunflower. Despite the drought they have flowered well.

Velvet Queen Sunflower
Velvet Queen 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

Rosie

Six photos from my garden
August 27th Six On Saturday

Links:

  1. The post for all your links if you are joining in with the meme.
  2. My Secret Garden has some lovely sunflowers.
  3. One Man And His Garden has a selection of photos from gardens around Cornwall.
  4. Lots of colour in Fred’s French garden despite the lack of rain.
  5. 30 Days Wilding is trying cactus for the dryer summers.
  6. Hortus shares a few photos from her holiday.
  7. Tony grows Cannas, pretty leaved and flowered plants.
  8. Pesky pests on Noelle’s pear tree.
  9. Off the hedge gardening has a super fan flower.
  10. Granny captured the bees on her flowers.