🍃Late Autumn And Early Winter Flowers For This Week’s #SixOnSaturday Post. #GardeningTwitter #Flowers

Another week goes by and still the garden surprises me with flowers to raise a smile.

November 19th.

We are crossing over from late Autumn to early Winter. The leaves are covering the lawn and need raking, but it is a thankless job. Some leaves I’m saving for compost, but I don’t want all the Sycamore and Ivy seeds and berries, so some of the leaf piles are going into the green recycling.

Winter Jasmine

First photo goes to the Winter Jasmine. I hope that the neighbour’s building work doesn’t destroy the plant’s root system near the shared fence-line.

Cosmos

Second photo goes to my last Cosmos, it looks much healthier than others that I’ve shown you. Perhaps it won’t be the last!

Stocks

The third photo is of some Stock seedlings which are over-wintering in the greenhouse. The seeds came on the front of a gardening magazine and I have sown some during the Autumn and I will sow the rest in Spring.

Fuchsia

My fourth photo is of the Fuchsia which is still flowering and brightening up the boarder.

Sweetpea

My fifth photo goes to the very last Sweetpea flower. The plant has been blown over in recent winds, but the flower has valiantly carried on.

Bees in the Mahonia

My final photo is to the Mahonia which is putting on a great show and is attracting the bees that are still around.

November 19th.

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

Jim’s post with all the links for the meme is an inspiration of colour and a must-read. Do pop over. Here’s the link.

🍅🌽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.

🌼Bountiful Flora From My English Country Garden For This Week’s #SixOnSaturday Meme. #GardeningTwitter #Flowers #Gardening

It’s dry, so much so that I am reminded of Jane Harper’s book The Dry. The forecast is for at least another ten days without rain. Lawns are brown and dust blows in the wind. Yet nature still has plenty to show and with daily watering, the flowers are blooming in my garden. This week I have several flowers which I don’t really know the names of. I’ve given them my ‘best guess’ but do let me know if you know what they are as I know that I still have lots to learn.

Six flowers from my garden for July 9th
Six flowers from my garden for July 9th

Photo one is of this pink Spiraea. It’s doing well this year. Last year is got mildew early on.

Own photo of Spiraea from my garden.
Spiraea

Photo two is of a flower from my white Dianthus (pinks), they don’t flower well for me after the first year. This one is just surviving.

Own photo of a white dianthus
Dianthis

Number three is this Veronica Spicata (I think) It’s hard to tell with so many pinky / purple spiked flowered varieties on google.

Own photo of Veronica Spicata
Veronica Spicata

Fourth photo goes to this Phlox with the delicate pink centre to the flowers.

Own photo of Phlox
Phlox

Fifth photo is of these Penstemon which are just coming into flower. I’m growing some others from seed, but these ones have been in the front flower bed since we bought the house.

Own photo of Penstemon
Penstemon

Final photo is of these lovely yellow Asters (I hope). I successfully grew a cutting last year and it is flowering as well.

Own photo of a yellow Aster
Yellow Aster

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 flowers from my garden for July 9th
Six flowers from my garden for July 9th

Links:

  1. An update from Rambling garden about her successful open garden days.
  2. Link to Jon’s post with all the meme linkys.
  3. It may be winter in Tasmania, but Prue has her eye on some garden projects.
  4. Check out Pauline’s rare flowering Zantedeschia aethiopica
  5. Still lots to Thistles and Kiwi’s New Zealand Garden.
  6. It’s hot and dry in Chris’ Ontario garden too.
  7. Foxglove envy over on Graeme’s garden.
  8. Always great flowers in Fred’s garden.
  9. 30DaysWild is keeping the next generation of gardeners keen.
  10. Zantedeschia are going on my gardening wish list after seeing these.

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.

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.