Could this be the weekend I finally start my bulb planting? The weather forecast is looking promising so fingers crossed it might actually happen. However, the old wellies will have to be deployed (having first checked that there are no spiders lurking in them) as the garden is sodden, particularly the lawn which is decidedly squelchy underfoot. It’s been a drab old week and colour of the floral kind is certainly becoming trickier to find. Yet there are a few flowers out there, oh yes! And that leads me to my first Six on Saturday…
1. A Wilko Chrysanthemum that was grown from seed is still sporting the odd bloom. It’s adding some cheerful yellowiness/yellow cheerfulness to the garden, which is particularly welcome on a grey and gloomy day.
2. A few sweet peas are also hanging on in there. I should have pulled them up a while ago but I’ll leave them be for now. These flowers will be cut and brought indoors later to enjoy their fragrance.
3. Though most of the surviving annuals are only sporting the odd bloom or two, this Cosmos out the front is still doing the full-on-floriferous thing, oblivious to the fact that it’s mid November.
4. As is this patio rose ‘Violet Cloud’ which has flowered pretty much non-stop since May. What was that? It’s pink not violet? I agree. Daft name.
5. It’s not all about the flowers though. The berries of the Honeysuckle are looking pretty good with the neighbour’s blue shed as a backdrop.
6. And finally… I’m still waiting for the sole surviving Rudbeckia hirta ‘Cherry Brandy’ to flower. After eight or nine months it’s almost there. It had better be worth the wait.
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. Stay safe.