A drop of rain was as welcome as the flowers in May. #SixOnSaturday #GardeningTwitter #mygarden 🌺🌞🌼

Wednesday gave us a small drop of rain to quench the thirsty plants and ground. I had buckets and bowls out to save as much as I could. I have also stopped using the dishwasher for a while and am saving all the grey water for the garden. Now, on to this week’s gardening six.

First photo goes to a stunning new-to-me Dahlia with the wonderful name of ‘Sunshine’. I planted up my dahlia’s a bit too soon and they enjoyed the warmth in my conservatory, hence some early flowering. Now to keep the slugs and snails away from them.

Second photo is of the Rock roses, the pink ones are now blooming, the earlier white ones can be seen in the background.

Third photo is of the Spiraea. Not a plant I knew the name of before this week. I saw it in a background shot on Granny’s blog post last week and remembered that I had one. When I checked, it was flowering.

Fourth photo goes to the Ox-eye daisy which is just coming into bloom. This is new to my garden this year.

Another new ‘wild plant’ is this Jacob’s Ladder. Both this and the Ox-eye are part of my wild plant project.

Last photo goes to another dahlia, one I can’t find the name of. I bought it last year in a collection from Sarah Raven, but I threw away all the details and can’t quite find a match on her website.

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

Links:

  1. Emma http://thepinkshed.co.uk/
  2. Notes from the under-gardener.
  3. Welsh poppy success for Graeme.
  4. Colours are bursting in Ontario.
  5. Rhubarb and sparrows in Ireland.
  6. Celebrating 5 years of SOS with Mr P.
  7. Plug plant chat with Noelle.
  8. Adrian’s got a great display of Rhododendrons.
  9. Check out all the wonderful plants in Jim’s garden.
  10. It’s Autumn in Jane’s garden.

Planting Flowers For The Pollinators #SixOnSaturday @cavershamjj

This week in my part of Hampshire we have had mild rainy days with some glimpses of the sun. The rain is welcome after a dry start to the year. Not a great lot to show you this week. Plants are showing signs of Spring growth, though, so it’s encouraging.

We have a lot of Bluebells in our garden which were here when we moved in. Many of them are spreading over the driveway, so last summer I relocated those in the gravel, although I see I missed quite a few which are again shooting through the stones. I was surprised this week to spot two bluebells coming into flower in the shady front garden bed.

Next photo is of the first of the wild flowers that I’m planting for the pollinators. Red Campion, I have split this into three since buying the one plant. They were growing fast in the new cold frames, so I have risked planting them in the new flower bed. I am hoping that wild flowers will be frost hardy.

Third photo is of the Ox-Eye Daisy, another one for the pollinators. I unsuccessfully attempted to grow one from a cutting last year. Fingers crossed this one enjoys its spot in the sun.

Fourth photo is of Bird’s-foot Trefoil, a yellow flower which I believe I confused with a weed previously, and pulled it up in past years.

Fifth photo is of Jacob’s Ladder. When I went to buy the Bird’s-Foot Trefoil, I got chatting to chap who was tending the wild flowers and he recommended it. This will have purple flowers.

Sixth photo required some limbo moves to capture as the Hellebores are all hanging down. However, I managed to grab this one of our ‘purple’ ones.

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