🌼Garden Pottering This November #SixOnSaturday #GardeningTwitter #Flowers

Wind and rain have played havoc with my washing schedules this week, but in the garden, flowers are blooming even if it is just here and there. I’ve also been joining in with the #AlphabettyBlooms hashtag on Twitter. Do look it up for pictures of lots of lovely flowers.

November 12th

First photo goes to the bright and cheery Hawthorne berries. While preparing this post, I looked back at my photos of the froth of white flowers that this plant produced many months ago.

Hawthorne

Second photo is of the Rock Roses. This white one has performed for months, where its pink cousin has been sporadic this year.

Rock Rose

Third photo is of an everlasting Geranium that I found sheltering under a bush.

Everlasting Geranium

Forth photo goes to the tiny pink clumps of flowers on the Spiraea which have come back after dead-heading the main flush. Sorry about the quality of the photo, but the wind decided to play with the bush as I took my pictures.

Spiraea

Next is a Scabious (can you see the ant on the flower head?) I’m not sure where this one came from, it may have been one of the wild seeds.

Scabious

Lastly are the first blue flowers on the Ceanothus, It feels quite early as I was also talking about it last January in a post.

Ceanothus

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

Here’s a link to Jim’s post for this week with all the comments containing links to everyone else’s SoS posts.

🌼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.