There’s a chap who has a plant stall in town most Saturdays. My wife and I call him ‘the plant man.’ I try to walk past his stall in a nonchalant manner, casting but a fleeting glance at his tempting floral wares; partly because I don’t want to disappoint him if I don’t fancy buying anything, but mainly because I want to try and exercise a bit of willpower and resist acquiring yet another bargain that I don’t really have room for. However, more often than not my resistance crumbles and that leads me to my first Six on Saturday…
1. I don’t know if these Cyclamen will survive out in the garden over the winter (I suspect not) but I might put them in the north east facing conservatory just before the frosts arrive.
2. The flowers of the Sedums have started to open and the bees and flies are loving the tiny flowers. I’m sure they’ve bloomed a little later this year though.
3. Oh yes, it’s another Zinnia ‘Jazzy.’ These have been a pleasant surprise and I’ll certainly grow them again next summer.
4. The Daphne x transatlantica ‘eternal fragrance’ has lived up to its name this year. This hardworking shrub has been flowering off and on (mainly on) for many a month now, despite a prune earlier in the year. Every garden should have one.
5. Next up, Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Fizzy’ Series. This is ‘Fizzy Rose Picotee’ growing in the back garden. They tend to vary quite a bit pinky-white/whitey-pink-hue-wise. I suspect they will feature again over the next few weeks.
6. And finally…. Erodium manescavii. I grew a few plants from some seed kindly provided by Jim last year. Only one Erodium plant has survived to flowerhood but I have some leftover seed for a second attempt and I’ll harvest some seed from this plant later in the autumn. It has attractive foliage (though the leaves below belong to a Californian Poppy) and beautiful flowers that have this fascinating intricate pattern on three of the petals. I’ll hopefully have a few more next year.
Well, they were my Six on Saturday. For more Sixes on Saturday, from all around the world, take a look at the site of the chap who started it all over at https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com.