Whoop! It’s sunny, and at the weekend! I’ve had a really rubbish week – headache every day since Tuesday, work stress and some awful meals meaning I nearly fell off the Slimming World wagon – so I really needed to feel sunshine on my skin to get a vitamin D boost! Hopefully this weather is going to encourage the flowers to bloom and the fruit to ripen.
I really want to go to the Confetti Field in Pershore. It’s a field full of Delphiniums and Cornflowers and other such delights and it’s open now, but only for ten days. They had to delay opening because the weather meant the flowers hadn’t bloomed, so less confetti and more of a green carpet! Hopefully they’ll all be blooming next weekend and I might be able to find time to go.
Anyway, it’s Saturday so that means it’s time for another six. Don’t forget to check out the Propagator if you’d like to read other sixes.
This is an Asiatic Lily which I bought for some stupidly low price in Homebase last year. It sat in its pot all Winter and it completely died down to nothing and I thought I’d lost it, but, it came back! It likes shade so I put it in our problem border which is underneath next door’s jungle of trees and it seems to like it. The above picture was yesterday morning before work, and when I when out today, this is what greeted me …
I grew these from seed in the greenhouse. I had Cosmos last year, in a pot, and they grew to a metre or so high with these lovely smiley flowers waving at the top. I planted this year’s behind my birthday planter thinking that they’d grow tall again and peek over the planter, but they’ve only got to about a foot tall! Never mind, they make a nice splash of colour as you walk up the garden.
3. Hanging Basket Brackets
I bought these at Gardeners’ World Live last Friday, and they’re designed to fit over a fence. I had a moment of panic when I went to try and put them over our fence, because it appears that the top of our fence is deeper than average and I had to really force them on. I found the Fuchsia baskets at B&M when I went last weekend in search of Mayflower curry sauce which was recommended as a low syn meal for Slimming World (delicious in case you were wondering). I think they look lovely brightening up our bistro.
4. Purple something!
Can’t have too much purple in a garden, but I’ve no idea what this is. I’ve a feeling I’ve pulled it up in previous years thinking it was a weed but this year I decided to leave it to see what happened. We’ve got it in the front and back gardens. I’m glad I left it because it’s produced a beautiful flower.
5. Fox Tail and Hare’s Tail
These were my grass purchases from Gardeners’ World Live that I told you about last week. I’ve potted them up, and I’ve had to stake them because they flopped! Hopefully they’ll get strong roots and will grow out a bit so they can eventually stand on their own. I just love them though.
I thought it was about time I bored you all with my fave again! It’s got pretty big and it’s waving it’s beautiful purply green leaves at me again.
These were its teeny tiny shoots peeking up at the end of March filling my heart with delight. Hasn’t it grown a lot in just three months? I think I’ll take a couple of cuttings this year, surely there’s no such thing as too many Eupatoriums! Eupatoria?
We’ve been working hard on our latest garden project today (you might have caught a glimpse of it in the background of my purple something photo). I was hoping to include it in my six, but it’s taking longer than anticipated and hubby’s tummy told him it was time to stop for the day, so I’ll report on that another day.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend folks – I’m off to see if I’ve won the lottery! Keep your fingers crossed!