I haven’t written a Six on Saturday post for a few weeks but here I am! I have been recovering from a nasty bout of summer flu which saw me in bed for a whole week. I’m on the mend now so thought I would share 6 things in my garden with you. This meme is a fun way to have a look into other gardeners gardens and is also a lovely, friendly community. If you would like to join in, head over to The Propagator Blog.
1. The new patio
The build has been progressing well and the patio is now finished. I’m very pleased with it and the garden furniture sits perfectly in this new space.
2. Japanese anemones
We moved these from the front of the garden (where the new patio is) and last year, they didn’t flower. I’m pleased to say that they have recovered and are flowering now.
I was fed up as this border always looked so dry after even a hint of sunshine. I think it was because it’s underneath a very large tree which sucks up any moisture. I dug this area over in the late spring and added loads of manure and then planted scabiosa, cosmos and cone flowers. They seem to like it although it’s still very dry.
4. Bees and butterflies
I’ve really noticed the abundance of bees and butterflies in the garden in the last few weeks. Maybe because I’ve had time to notice them or it may be because their favourite flowers are blooming. I don’t mind though as I love to see them!
I have a number of hydrangeas in the garden that are flowering at the moment. My favourite is the white one here which is called Vanille Fraise. The tips will turn a gorgeous pink as they mature, like ice creams!
I’m really pleased with the cottage border. I added some white cosmos which have been really successful I think.
There is my six! I’m looking forward to reading about your six this week. Have a good weekend whatever your plans!
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