Six on Saturday

Back to cooler temperatures this week and, looking on the bright side, it has meant that the tulips have lasted a little longer. Rain has also granted a rest from the rescue watering of last weekend. Some of this Six’s pictures are taken from my warm and dry kitchen, but I did venture out for a few, before sheltering in the greenhouse.

Right outside my kitchen window, and now properly in leaf , are a collection of acers; some in pots and others in the ground  – all enjoying the shade. Those  we’ve planted seem to accommodate themselves to the clay too and are getting bigger every year though their names have long been forgotten.


Outside at the end of the garden and alongside the greenhouse there are some of my favourite tulips looking fine in a sea of blue – the forget me nots in their prime. The beautiful Ballerina comes back every year, but Angelique has surprised me by returning in healthy loveliness after being poor in its first year. Next autumn there is going to be a big splash out on tulip bulbs to ensure they pop throughout the entire spread of blue at the bottom of the garden. The random dark Queen of the Night look good too.


Next is inside the greenhouse and, carefully avoiding the leggy tomatoes and the slightly chewed chillies, the courgettes are looking robust and happy. Probably shouting out to be re potted, but being ignored for today.

courgette defender

Courgette Defender

Fourth, on the steps just outside the kitchen door, is a pretty viola bought from Special Plants; a gentler and pinker version of the Viola Corsica grown from seed in the Autumn. They are both lovely. So too is the simple (and edible) Viola Heartsease.


Then next is just one of the many healthy divisions of Centaurea Jordy which seem to be doing well in their pots.

scabiosa Jordy

And last of all, is this shot of my garden today from the kitchen window (washing line included). Last week’s star, the Amelanchier, lost its blossom overnight and has moved out of the spotlight for the carpet of blue.

back garden 2

Looking forward to looking at other Sixers’ highlights this weekend over at The Propagator’s blog.

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8 Responses to Six on Saturday

  1. fredgardener says:

    Overviews of your garden with acer are superb… Forget-me-nots carpet too but I pity you to control them after flowering…

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  2. cavershamjj says:

    Those acres look very vivid. I’ve managed to kill several acres so don’t even try to grow them now. Shame, I do like them.

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  3. tonytomeo says:

    Goodness! I can not believe I forgot about Six on Saturday! I have no tulips anyway. It seems like they will be the trend for a while.

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  4. What a beautiful garden you have! I love your Acer view; how splendid. I must paint more tulips next year…they are not a favourite of mine but I have tulip envy as I love the orange against all your forget-me-not. 😊

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  5. *plant not paint! Sorry

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  6. Lora Hughes says:

    I’m in awe of your forget-me-nots. A carpet like that’s worth the carnage you have to inflict on them later. And they always come back. Love them w/the tulips. Your garden’s gorgeous.

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