🌺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.

🍅🌽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.