🍂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.

🌧Thank You, Thank You, Thank You For The Rain. English Gardening. #SixOnSaturday #GardeningTwitter #Flowers

The wind changed direction on Monday and the air pressure dropped (my headache told me). I looked out for Mary Poppins, in case she decided to call. We had a tease of rain on Tuesday, I collected half a watering can full from the multiple pots and buckets left out. Wednesday was better with 29mm (just over an inch in old money!) of measurable rainfall. It’s better than no rain, but we could use some more.

Own photo of flowers from my garden
August 20th Six On Saturday

So what is still flowering in the garden?

First photo goes to the lovely pompom dahlias, five of my plants have been in a shady border. A gamble back in Spring, but it worked out fine with the scorching heat which fried some of the others. They have attracted the black-fly and my ladybirds from a few weeks ago seem to have disappeared, so no useful munching of the black-fly.

Own photo of pompom dahlias
Pompom Dahlia

Second photo is of the Morning Glory, grown from seed from a free packet on the front of a gardening magazine. Another plant also grew from the packet with a very similar leaf but it had multiple tiny white pink flowers and I wasn’t sure about it as it started to be a thug, so out it came in case it was a rampaging weed.

Own photo of Morning Glory
Morning Glory

Third photo is of a bee on the rejuvenated Birdsfoot Trefoil. I thought the plant was over and had collected some of the seed pods, but after a little water it is flowering again. The seed pods are fun (you can just see two long brown ones on the right of the picture), when very dry they twist as they open with a loud crack and fling the seeds far and wide. I keep finding them all over my seed table.

Own photo of a bee on the Bird's Foot Trefoil.
Bee On The Birdsfoot Trefoil

The fourth photo is of the Salvia, this has regrown from last year’s plug plants. I have taken cuttings and placed them around my roses to help deter black-spot.

Own photo of pink Salvia
Pink Salvia

Fifth photo goes to the Weigela which is re-flowering after a late Spring prune. All my Weigela are offering new flowers which the bees are thrilled about.

Own photo of Weigela
Weigela reflowering

Lastly a photo of some of my dwarf dahlias, these had an early show, then died back in the heat, but some regular watering has rescued them. They seem to prefer to be left alone and not dead-headed. Phew! I wasn’t sure that I could find six things for this week, so was pleased when the garden came through for me.

Own photo of dwarf dahlias
Dwarf Dahlias

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

Own photo of flowers from my garden
August 20th Six On Saturday

Links:

  1. This weeks linky on The Prop’s blog.
  2. Sarah has a soggy six from her garden in South Australia.
  3. There’s a lovely pink Gladioli in Granny’s garden.
  4. Has Graeme got Olympic sprinting snails?
  5. See how much of Fred’s garden survived while he’s been away.
  6. Noelle has a pretty shooting star Allium in her garden.
  7. Kiwi And Thistles in New Zealand had heavy rain, flooding and landslides.
  8. Despite the lack of rain Chris has some wonderful red Hibiscus in Ontario.

🌺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

Rosie

Six photos from my garden
Six On Saturday August 13th

Links:

  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.

🍅🌽Harvest Time In My English Garden. #SixOnSaturday #GardeningTwitter #GrowYourOwnVeg

This week I’ve been helping out on the farm, first off last Saturday afternoon with an emergency caesarean section calving, then a few days later with the corn cart. In my garden I have also been harvesting. The beans have dried up, but the greenhouse is in full swing.

Vegetables and flowers from my garden
August 6th Six On Saturday

First photo is of my tomatoes (S. Pierre). They have been enjoying the heat and are the largest ones I’ve ever grown. Better still, they are very tasty too!

Tomatoes

Second photo is of my Sweetcorn (Goldcrest) (the camera didn’t do the green leaves justice) but it is the kernels that are important. I had eight plants which I got in the ground very early.

Sweetcorn from my garden
Sweetcorn

Third photo goes to some Evening Primrose, these self seed all over. I am trying to grown a pink variety, but they are still seedlings and the pesky white-fly have been feasting on them, so I’m not sure how they will survive.

Evening primrose flowers from my garden
Evening Primrose

Next photo is of some purple Penstemon, last week I featured pink ones, but these are very much a different shade. These are under the sunflowers and have been shaded from the scorching sun.

Purple Penstemon form my garden
Purple Penstemon

The Crocosmia have suffered in the dry, most of their leaves are brown and crisp, but I still have a reasonable amount of flowers despite the lack of rain.

Crocosmia from my garden
Crocosmia

Final photo goes to my cucumbers. These are just some of the fruit from this plant, it is enjoying the heat and humidity of the greenhouse, where it can rampage around. Much better than taking over my conservatory where I grew them in the past.

Cucumbers from my garden
Cucumbers

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

Vegetables and flowers from my garden
August 6th Six On Saturday

Links:

  1. The link is up for all other posts for this meme today on Jon’s (Mr P) blog.
  2. Graeme’s still got lots of colour in his garden despite no rain.
  3. Spring flowers are blooming in Wellington, NZ.
  4. Hot And humid in Chris’ Ontario garden.
  5. 30 Days Wilding show us the gardens of Wassand Hall.

🌷Lots Of Pink And Purple Flowers In My English Country Garden Today. #SixOnSaturday #GardeningTwitter #Flowers 🌺🌼

Welcome to another gardening week from my Hampshire garden. This week temperatures have risen to the mid twenties; any rain we had has long gone and it’s rather dry in the garden once more. Yet there are still plenty of plants flowering.

Six Flowers for July 30th
Six flowers for July 30th

Photo one is of this pretty Fuschia which has come back into bloom after the initial first flush. It was a gift for my husband who likes fuschias, not sure of the name, the label has gone.

Own photo of a pink Fuschia
Pink Fuschia

The second photo is of the Himalayan Honeysuckle. I like the pink, purples and the dark berries that it produces. They always make me think of dangling ear-rings.

Own photo of Himalayan Honeysuckle
Himalayan Honeysuckle

Third photo goes to these Penstemon, grown from seed and now dotted around the garden.

Own photo of Penstemon and Marigolds
Penstemon And Marigolds

Fourth photo is of a Corncockle (I think) from the pack of wild flower seeds that I have grown. There were 26 varieties of wild seed in my pack, but I don’t think the germination rate was very good. If it is a Corncockle then other names for it are: cat’s eyes and kiss-me-quick, corn pink, crown of the field, little and pretty, poppy and Robin Hood.

Own photo of a corncockle wild flower
Wild Flower – Corncockle

Fifth photo goes to these French Marigolds, grown from saved seeds. Last autumn I gathered lots of Marigold seeds and I added them to Christmas cards as a ‘living gift’. They germinate really easily and make a bright show. I plant them in the greenhouse and among the vegetables to deter pets. Not convinced it works!

Own photo of French Marigolds
French Marigolds

Finally a Gladioli, the first one from mixed bulbs planted this year. In fact there should be a whole host of summer bulbs, but it looks like only the glads have come through. Maybe the dry summer hasn’t helped?

Own photo of a purple Gladioli
Purple Gladioli

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 for July 30th
Six flowers for July 30th

Links:

  1. Mr P’s away this week but you can still find everyone’s links on his post.
  2. Thistles and Kiwis has rain in their NZ garden.
  3. Sel’s been harvesting fruit and veg and thinking about drought tolerant plants.
  4. Lovely Agapanthus in Graeme’s garden.
  5. Fred has a tip on how to keep the garden pond cool during the heatwave.
  6. Pretty Lily for the Quilted Gardener.
  7. Lovely Japanese grass in Noelle’s garden.

🌞Saturday Garden In The Summertime #SixOnSaturday #GardeningTwitter #Gardening

Time to cool down after the high heats of Monday and Tuesday. There’s even been a welcome drop of rain. Let’s take a look and see what’s happening in my English garden this week.

Six photos from my garden
Photos from my garden

The first picture is of one of the ladybirds that I saw ‘hoovering’ up the black-fly on my beans – you go girl! Plenty more to eat ladies – please head to the dahlias next!

A ladybird eating blackfly on my French bean
Ladybird on a French bean

Following on from my ladybird spotting, I also found several ladybird larva, which is all a good sign that the ladybirds are happily breeding in my patch.

A Ladybird Lava on my beans
Ladybird Larva

More happy campers; there’s a bumblebee on this, very out of focus, Button Snakewort (Liatris Spicata – I am so pleased that I labelled these bulbs when planting, it makes writing these posts much easier😜)

A bumblebee feeding of the snakewort in my garden
Liatris Spicata or Button Snakewort

Photo four is of some Laurentia – ‘Blue Stars’ which are just coming into bloom. These were grown from seed this year from a free packet on the front on a gardening magazine. They were really easy to grow too, with good germination rates. A half-hardy annual.

Own photo of Laurentia Blue Star grown from seed
Laurentia Blue Star

The dry weather has made ideal conditions for collecting seeds. I have Gazenia (hoping for more luck this year as I couldn’t get any to germinate from last year’s seeds). Tulip seeds from seed heads quickly gathered a few weeks ago and left to dry out. I also have English Marigolds, some Anemone seeds and some Sweet Williams. SoSer Noelle has also kindly sent me some of her Cyclamen seeds which I am looking forward to growing.

Own photo of the seeds that I am saving
Seeds for next year

Final photo goes to this Grass Emerald Moth which had a rest in my conservatory. The markings are quite interesting. It is blue-green with a distinct black jagged line mid-way across the wings.

Own photo of a Grass Emerald Moth
Grass Emerald Moth

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
Photos from my garden

Links:

  1. Mr Propagator’s linky meme post
  2. Noelle has lots of pot ideas.
  3. A lovely Pixie Iris in Thistles And Kiwi’s garden.
  4. Graeme has an Obedient plant which is popular with the bees.
  5. Pretty dahlias on 30DaysWilding’s post.
  6. Check out Fred’s Sempervivums.
  7. Visiting gardens with Hortus Bailey.
  8. Kookaburras feature in Hairbells and Maples’s garden
  9. Lovely lilies in The Quilted Gardener’s patch.
  10. Tony’s gladioli are flowering.