🌺Last Weekend In November. #SixOnSaturday #GardeningTwitter #Flowers #Plants

Well that’s another month almost finished. The year seems to be racing to the end. This week I’m bringing you photos from my indoor flowers and just a couple from the garden.

November 26th

First picture is of this Begonia flower. This is an offshoot of a rescue plant from last year. Neither plant has really impressed me, the stems and leaves break off easily and they are often miffy about my watering. However, this one is now producing some lovely flowers.


Photo two is of one of the purple African Violets (I have pink ones too) The thick leaves got some sunburn during the drought, but they are recovering now.

African Violet

The third photo is of something slow growing and fun. Lithops or Living Stone plants grown from seed. I had six seeds in the pack. Five germinated, I lost two, but these three now look a little more lively. I have included a photo of the seed packet for you to get a better idea of what they might grow into.

Lithops – Living Stone

Fourth photo is of the changing colours of the garden Beech hedge.

Beech Hedge

Fifth photo is of the buds on the Camelia which are forming.


Lastly some of my baby Poinsettia are now ready to produce their red flowers. The leaves have turned red quicker than previous years. I’m hoping to get a Poinsettia with different coloured leaves to experiment with next.

Poinsettia Flower

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


November 26th

Here’s the link to Jim’s post for this week where you can see others who is taking part.

Pot Plants Are Flowering Well For #SixOnSaturday

I’ve been following The #SixOnSaturday hashtag on Twitter for a while and this week I was inspired to write my own blog post for it. I’m going to try and get the plant scientific names right, but please don’t judge me if I’m not perfect.

My first plant is a red Kalanchoe blossfeldiana also known as flaming Katy, Christmas kalanchoe, florist kalanchoe and Madagascar widow’s-thrill. This one has been grown from a cutting which I was given back in June. A tropical, succulent they are a perennial flowering plant from the Crassulaceae family.

My second plant is a variegated Tradescantia fluminensis lilac. I bought this last August from a garden centre as a tiny specimen. It has enjoyed living with me and I have taken several cuttings, growing them on so that now I have four pots of these plants.

My third plant is an African Violet or Saintpaulia. This one is purple and grown from a cutting. I also have some pale pink ones. I have grown several cuttings which I have given away as living gifts to family and friends.

Fourth plant today is this Christmas Flowering Cactus or Schlumbergera. Other names are Christmas cactus, Thanksgiving cactus, crab cactus and holiday cactus. I was fascinated to learn that in Brazil, the genus is referred to as Flor de Maio (May flower), which reflects the season that it flowers in the southern hemisphere.

The fifth plant is this pretty Begonia Heracleifolia or star begonia which is just coming into flower. It is from the Begoniaceae family, and I have discovered that it is native to Mexico and northern Central America. This is another one that I have grown from a cutting which I took last summer.

My sixth flower for today took me outside to the Winter Flowering Jasmine or Jasminum nudiflorum, a plant which is native to China. This one shares space with a summer flowering variety.

Thank you for joining me for my very first #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.