Six on Saturday 8th August

I’m popping in a little late this week with my Six because we were visiting the Confetti Fields in Pershore this morning. I think they’ll make up two of my six points today. I missed last Saturday because we were holidaying in Norfolk (and getting bitten by a dog on the beach, as it turns out, but I’m over my woe is me phase on that now!)

So, I’ll start with two Confetti Field points as I’ve primed you ready for them! It was a different experience there this year because corona virus scuppered their usual routine and they had to replant the field to bloom later in the year. This means the Delphiniums are shorter than usual (last year they were as tall as me!) but they were still super pretty, maybe not quite as impactful, but I still loved them.

Due to the later opening, they’ve also added a huge area of Sunflowers.

They were just delightful and they’re attracting millions of bees. It seemed like each Sunflower had at least one bee bumbling around in it. Perhaps you can get some perspective on the size of the flower heads from the bees in the first pic.

The buds were enormous! I’m very envious – my Sunflower Teddy Bear are starting to bloom, but my Autumn Beauties are still some way off. I don’t think we get enough sun in our garden.

Moving back to our garden now and I feel it’s been far too long since I’ve shared a photo of my Eupatorium – probably my favourite plant in the garden.

It hasn’t grown as tall as it did in its first two years of existence. I guess there’s time yet. It’s still gorgeous. I just love the contrast between the purple and dark green of the leaves. I should take some cuttings.

My next point is a comparison of two hanging baskets.

On the left are new Begonias that I ordered during lockdown and on the right are last years plants that somehow managed to survive the Winter. I can’t actually decide which looks better. Last years have certainly not grown as big as they did last year, and they took a long time to get going. The new ones have gone quite leggy but have produced beautiful blousy blooms.

I’m going to end with two veg points.

Tomato flowers. Finally! I sowed these late and feared I’d get no fruit, but it looks like they’re going to do me proud. I don’t like eating tomatoes but I do enjoy growing them.

And some runner beans to finish. This is my first year of growing them and I’m amazed at how quickly they go from tiny baby runner beans to proper full sized beans. They taste soooo much better than shop bought too.

So there you have it, my Six for this week. Don’t forget to check the Propagator for more links.

7 thoughts on “Six on Saturday 8th August

  1. barefootlilylady 173111 SatEurope/London2020-08-08T23:01:56+01:00Europe/London08bEurope/LondonSat, 08 Aug 2020 23:01:56 +0100 2017 / 11:01 pm

    Those sunflower pics are gorgeous. I always kick myself this time of year for not planting them.

    I have Eupatorium ‘Chocolate’ growing like crazy in my garden…almost too crazy. I do love the beautifully colored leaves though.

    Thanks for sharing your six. I loved visiting your blog.

    ~ Cindie over at Bare Foot Lily Lady.

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    • greengirlgardener 173108 SunEurope/London2020-08-09T08:19:38+01:00Europe/London08bEurope/LondonSun, 09 Aug 2020 08:19:38 +0100 2017 / 8:19 am

      The sunflowers were amazing. I always grow some myself but they always seem to flower one after another so I don’t get a display so I really enjoyed seeing these 😁.

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      • barefootlilylady 173112 SunEurope/London2020-08-09T12:50:59+01:00Europe/London08bEurope/LondonSun, 09 Aug 2020 12:50:59 +0100 2017 / 12:50 pm

        I added “buy sunflower seeds” to my 2021 to-do list in my garden journal. 🌻

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  2. Thistles and Kiwis 173111 SatEurope/London2020-08-08T23:21:01+01:00Europe/London08bEurope/LondonSat, 08 Aug 2020 23:21:01 +0100 2017 / 11:21 pm

    Love the sunflower!

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  3. tonytomeo 173102 SunEurope/London2020-08-09T02:40:37+01:00Europe/London08bEurope/LondonSun, 09 Aug 2020 02:40:37 +0100 2017 / 2:40 am

    Cool beans! It is August, and mine are doing NOTHING but growing like weeds! It is SO embarrassing!

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    • greengirlgardener 173108 SunEurope/London2020-08-09T08:22:47+01:00Europe/London08bEurope/LondonSun, 09 Aug 2020 08:22:47 +0100 2017 / 8:22 am

      Thank you. It’s my first time growing them so maybe it’s beginner’s luck 😁.

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      • tonytomeo 173110 SunEurope/London2020-08-09T22:10:19+01:00Europe/London08bEurope/LondonSun, 09 Aug 2020 22:10:19 +0100 2017 / 10:10 pm

        They are likely just happy there.

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