Six on Saturday – 2/9/2017

The elephant in the room regarding this six is the magnolia I have spent half the week removing and disposing of. It's gone, move on. One. Cyrtanthus elatus. Scarborough Lily. I included the variety 'Pink Diamond' two weeks ago, now the red flowering original form is starting to open. They're not frost hardy, but in…

Six on Saturday – 19/8/2017

Another week has flown by and it's time for another six. I found myself in the luxurious position of having too many things to include. Hope you like the six that made the cut. One. Cyrtanthus elatus 'Pink Diamond'. Scarborough Lily. A very accomodating bulb that grows well in our north facing conservatory, though I…

Six on Saturday – 12/8/2017

There's an abundance of¬†bloom in my garden now so I've gone with six flowery items. One. Agapanthus 'Windsor Grey'. Our Agapanthus haven't excelled this year, with less flower spikes lasting for a shorter than usual time. This one is flowering for the first time and I don't recall planting it. Just one spike which I've¬†pictured…

Six on Saturday – 5/8/2017

Dahlias and Japanese anemones are definitely flowers of the second half of summer. I'm impatient for them to start flowering, then depressed when they do. One. Dahlia 'Orange Cushion'. There is not the remotest possibility of this dahlia ever being mistaken for nearly red or nearly yellow. It's a bang down the middle orange. I've…