🌺A Week In Flowers Challenge #GardeningTwitter #Flowers #AWeekInFlowers Day #5

I am joining in with A Week In Flowers blogging challenge brought to you from Cathy at Words And Herbs. I recently enjoyed taking part in the #AlphabettyBlooms challenge over on Twitter and what better way than to keep the lovely colours of summer going with this new challenge.

From now until December 6th, post one or two pictures of flowers to brighten up the winter days for those of us living in the northern hemisphere. Then drop your blog link into Cathy.

My choice of flower for day five is the rose. Thorny ones, scented ones, variegated, rambling, cottage garden and more, there is such a choice.

Own photo of a white rose from my garden
White Rose

🌺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.

6 Beauties From My Hampshire Garden For This Week’s #SixOnSaturday Gardening Meme #GardeningTwitter #InMyGardenToday #Flowers 🌺🌹🌷

A sprinkle of rain on multiple days and a good spot of sun mean lots of flowers in my garden and out in the countryside everything looks lush and green.🌳🌳

Six flowers from my garden

Six On Saturday – Let’s Go!

First photo goes to one of the Anemone from the mixed bulb pack which I started off on Feb 12th by soaking the corms. They didn’t all grow, probably only half the pack, so I’m not sure if soaking was a good thing, but I do like to experiment!

Second photo goes to the purple Rhododendron, I have two in this colour.

Third photo is of my red Rhododendron. This one isn’t as happy as the purple ones and may be suffering from competition for water from nearby shrubs.

Fourth photo is of the pretty Oxalis (Regnelli – I think) This pops up in the beds and pushes through the foliage.

Fifth photo is of one of the roses that we inherited with the garden and lovely orange yellow with pinky red brush strokes.

Final photo is another rose, this one has been beaten-up by a broken fence panel in the past and has to fend for itself when the beech hedge unfurls, but it is a lovely colour.

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. Flowers Friday – Camassia Quamash
  2. Grasses and more from Pádraig
  3. Mr P’s Post for all your links.
  4. Lemons and more in Fred’s garden.
  5. Ferocious crab spider, anyone? Graeme’s found one.
  6. A bird’s nest and more in Chris’ garden.
  7. I love visiting Kiwi & Thistle’s garden in New Zealand.
  8. Hairbells and Maples has some pretty hibiscus and golden lyre.
  9. Noelle inspires gardening, even in small spaces.
  10. Tony has lots of Rhododendrons for you.