🍃Here’s The Latest From My #Hampshire Garden For #SixOnSaturday January 28th Hosted by @JamesLStephens #GardeningTwitter #GardeningMakesMeHappy

January is a hard month to find exciting things growing in the northern hemisphere, but I have found six items for this week’s post.

January 28th

The first three photos.

Firstly, I have been trimming my variegated Tradiscantia which was getting leggy and looking shabby, so I have take lots of cuttings which I hope to grow into new plants.

Next photo is this lovely scented white Jasmine. A couple of weeks ago I showed it budding up and now the flowers are opening and it is giving off a delicate scent.

The third photo is of more cuttings which are beginning to grown roots. Here we have a jar with an African Violet leaf and an Echeveria leaf.

Next are small green shoots on two of the hydrangea cuttings that I took last autumn. I’ve had to bring them inside as they were getting too damp in the cold frame and were showing signs of mould.

The second photo is of the red Kalanchoe which is just coming into bud. Also known as flaming Katy, Christmas kalanchoe, florist kalanchoe and Madagascar widow’s-thrill. A tropical succulent, they are a perennial flowering plant from the Crassulaceae family.

Last photo goes to the Bluebells in the back garden which are starting to push through. It will be a while yet before they flower.

January 28th

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

🍃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

🌼#SixOnSaturday December 3rd In My English Cottage Garden. #GardeningTwitter #GardeningLife

Cooling temperatures and foggy days end my week as we step into December. It is harder to find six items of interest, but I am amazed with what I found for you. My garden makes me smile!

In other news, I’ve been joining in with #AWeekInFlowers blogging meme from Cathy of Words And Herbs. Each day up to and including December 6th we are posting one or two photos of flowers from our year of gardening to brighten the blogosphere. There are still a few days left if you want to join in.

December 3rd

First photo goes to my cheery garden helper who is always ready with a song while I work in the garden.

Robin

Second photo is of the first Primula spotted flowering this season. Although It looks like I’m not the first to spot it. The petals have had a dinner date with the some of my garden creatures.Or maybe leaf cutter bees? I’m not too sure.

Primula

Third photo goes to this spider’s web on the ceanothus which showed up in the fog with water droplets hanging in it.

Spider’s web on the ceanothus

Fourth photo is of some of the red berries from the Lily Of The Valley plants. I must keep my eye on them as they are quietly spreading each year in their patch.

Lily Of The Valley Berries

Fifth photo goes to the pretty leaves of the Blueberry seedlings that I am growing. Now to keep them alive over winter and thriving next year.

Blueberry leaves

Lastly this Calendula is brightening up the patio pots with a single flower. Long may it last!

Calendula

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 3rd

🍃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

🍂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.

🌞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.

😎Hello Summer! #Flowers From My #EnglishCountryGarden for #SixonSaturday June 4th. #GardeningTwitter #summerflowers🌞

Wow! It’s June already, the sixth month of the year. It may be a double bank holiday weekend here in the UK, but there’s plenty going on in the garden.

Own photo of six flowers from my garden for the Six On Saturday meme
Six flowers from my garden on June 4th

My first photo is of the these lovely pink Peonies which have just had a sprinkling of rain. I don’t know the name of them as they were all here when we moved in.

Own photo of pink Peonies after the rain from my garden
Pink Peonies

Second photo goes to another Peony, this one is creamy white and has a delicate pink centre.

Own photo of a white Peony from my own garden
White Peony

Third photo is of the Birds-Foot Trefoil which I am growing for the pollinators. There’s a hover-fly (I think) enjoying them in this picture.

Own photo of Birds-Foot Trefoil and a Hover Fly from my garden
Birds-Foot Trefoil and a Hover Fly

Fourth picture is of a pot of Gazania, bought as plug plants last year from Sarah Raven and re-flowering once more.

Own photo of pink Gazania from my own garden
Pink Gazania

Fifth photo is of two red Anemone from my mixed pack which I also featured a couple of weeks ago. They are quite striking with their almost black centre and then a ring of white.

Own photo of red Anemones from my garden
Red Anemones

Last photo is of the first of my sunflowers, although not very tall, this one is Helios Flame. I’m quite surprised to see flowers on them this early in summer.

Own photo of a Helios Flame sunflower from my garden
Helios Flame 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 On Saturday flowers June 4th
Six on Saturday flowers June 4th

Links:

  1. Mr P’s post with all the linkys for you to check out is here.
  2. Check out Fred’s flowers and his link to a Papa Smurf bloom.
  3. I really like the colors of Graeme’s Verbascum.
  4. Absolutely love the gardening from Waddesdon on My Secret Garden’s blog.
  5. Info about Candy’s book Green Lewisham on her post.
  6. Lots to choose from in Kas’ garden.
  7. Lovely roses from Thistles and Kiwis.
  8. Pauline’s got candelabra Primulas to show us.
  9. Tony has Aliums for us.
  10. Six Trachelium caeruleums from Piece Of Eden’s blog.