Let’s just get straight into Six on Saturday today…
1. Mrs OMAHGT and I headed to London last weekend to see Eric Hutchinson give a rare UK concert. While we were there we did a few touristy things, including a visit to the Tower of London. After 3 hours we were well and truly historied out and sought some quiet solace at ‘Superbloom,’ the flower garden in the Tower’s moat. If I’d been a bit quicker with the old camera phone I’d have included a photo of a hornet mimic hoverfly that landed on my knee whilst I was sat down applying the old spf30 sunscreen.
2. On my own little patch of green is this Fuchsia ‘Army Nurse.’ She’s looked very sorry for herself this summer, struggling with both the heat and a lack of H2o. Thankfully, she’s perked up a bit after all the heavy rain we’ve had of late.
3. The border in the front garden is also looking more cheery, thanks mainly to the Zinnias that appear to be shrugging off the attentions of the slugs and snails. What was that? Famous last words? You’re probably right.
4. Also growing out the front is one of the few Calendula to have made it to flowerhood this year. Still, one Calendula is better than no Calendula and ‘Snow Princess’ is a beauty.
5. The Astrantia that last featured back in the beginning of July is having a second flush of flowers. And very lovely it is too…. whatever variety it may be.
6. And finally…ish… Aster frikartii ‘Jungfrau,’ bejeweled with raindrops. Around this time last year I said I was going to divide it to create a few more plants. And have I? Err… no.
To end, a sneaky flashback to some Lily of the Valley, one of the late Queen’s favourite flowers. Rest in peace HM Queen Elizabeth II and to quote P. Bear, thank you Ma’am, for everything.
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.