I have been away for a couple of days and the garden has grown in that short space of time. This is my favourite time of year in the garden as things are changing so rapidly.
Six on Saturday is a great place to showcase six things on a Saturday that are in your garden. It’s been a real source of inspiration virtually meeting lots of different gardeners from around the world who love their gardens as much as I do. It’s also been a brilliant place to ask other gardeners advice and I have learnt so much from this growing community. Thank you to ‘The Prop’ who hosts this lovely meme.
Right and now to my Six…..
1. Rose -‘Golden Celebration’
This rose sits at the back of where I have lots of hydrangeas. It came with us from our old house in a pot and it has been moved about three times. It’s been at the back of this border for two years now and I’ve really quite ignored it! It’s now covered in blooms and buds and it looks very pretty. I usually not a fan of yellow roses but a class I once taught gave it to me so to see it flourishing is a real treat.
2. The Rose garden
I’m so pleased with this garden. Adding the peach foxgloves has been a really great addition. I’ve also planted a tiny, white ranunculus and some Salvia ‘Amstrad’ under the roses as I’m trying to help get rid of black spot. Apparently, if you underplant with salvia, it helps your roses. Has anyone tried this? I’ll let you know if this helps!
3. Vegetable patch
I’m not a huge vegetable grower as I don’t feel I have the time to devote to it. However, I am really pleased with my lettuces! I grew these from a packet that I got free with a magazine about 4 years ago. I never thought they would germinate never mind grow! We’ve also got parsnips, rhubarb, tomatoes and potatoes. The potatoes were my hubbie’s idea and now they are huge. I have earthed them a couple of times but any potato advice would be most welcome!
The peonies continue to give me blooms. These are the ones under the Golden Hop I showed you last week.
5. Mock Orange or Philadelphus
This plant is at the front of the house and is over 10 foot tall. It’s huge and covered in flowers at the moment! The bees love it and it smells divine.
6. Pond Iris
These are overtaking my pond but they are lovely! There about 12 flowers already and the insects are loving them.
There really my Six for another week!
I went to Sissinghurst yesterday which was an inspiration! I’ve never been and I loved it!
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