Six on Saturday – 4th June 2022

We went away for a week and came back to an explosion of colour in the garden. We’ve had a further week off at home, more or less all of which has been spent working in the garden, and I think it’s paid off – I’m happier with it than I’ve ever been and I almost feel on top of all the jobs! Here are six pics taken at various points through the past week – I intend to do a fuller round up on Sunday, if weather and time permit.

Pop over to The Propagator’s page http://www.thepropagator.wordpress.comto see what he and all the other SoSers have been up to this week, and check out the participation guide https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/six-on-saturday-a-participant-guide/ if you fancy joining in the fun. Hope everyone’s having a good gardening weekend.

Paeonies have benefited from watering via a diverted drainpipe.
I love this fleabane which has self-seeded in these steps, and just about everywhere else.
I believe this is a June bug or cockchafer. I believe they may be destructive, but he was so big and looked so much like something out of Starship Troopers that I decided I’d leave him alone. He didn’t seem to be doing any damage to this rose.
Not a great photo but I do love the combination of this corydalis. With the geranium.
How about the blue on these delphiniums? I’m so proud of these (grown from seed saved from previous delphiniums, also raised from seed!)
Rose ‘Rambling Rector’ is cascading over the old outside loo (now a shed!) just as I hoped it would. Its flowering season is brief but it’s so pretty I forgive it that (and also forgive its rampant nature and vicious thorns).

Published by Notes from the Under-Gardener

Keen amateur gardener, tending a large home garden growing flowers, fruit and veg, ably supported by husband and dog.

3 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – 4th June 2022

    1. It self-seeds everywhere but it’s easily removed if it springs up in places you don’t want it, and it has a lovely long season. It is prolific in Hestercombe Gardens near Taunton, where it’s called the Hestercombe Daisy and it flowers on their stone steps to great effect – Hestercombe is well worth a visit, it’s a really beautiful place and their Head Gardener is amazing.

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