Six on Saturday 7th May

I wasn’t intending to write a Six post today but then I went down the garden and saw something that made me smile, so I thought I’d share. It’ll be a very concise Six because I’m typing on my phone because I don’t want to get off the egg chair to get my iPad!

Anyway, the source of my grin was this …

… beginnings of raspberries! I’m fully aware that this doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll get raspberries, but it’s closer than I’ve ever got before and the anticipation is almost as delicious as the (hopefully) ensuing raspberries!

So what else is happening in the garden?

Well this is happening in abundance overseeing the raspberry babies. An absolute wall of beautiful honeysuckle that also makes me smile because every time I see it I think of this …

Edit: not honeysuckle, I now realise, but still beautiful!

No, Pooh, you don’t eat them, you smell them!


I’m working my way back down the garden, and here we have my eupatorium springing back up.

It’s about a foot tall so far but will get to around a metre if previous years are to be matched. I must try to remember to take cuttings this year. I need more of these!!

Ambling my way back down to the patio it’s like strolling through a bluebell wood.

I can take absolutely no credit for these whatsoever. They were here before we got here and I imagine they’ll still be popping up every year long after we’ve popped off! There are so many that Ziggy the triceratops is almost completely ambushed by bluebells. I do take partial credit for the beautiful pink rhododendron in the background though!

A happy accident has occurred in the front border.

I planted the erysimum a couple of years back, but I had nothing to do with the lime euphorbia which has appeared around it. At least I don’t think I did! I think the colours work perfectly with each other, both appearing more vibrant in contrast. More bluebells making sure they get a look in too!

Back on the patio and the polomonium that I thought I’d lost is looking beautiful.

This is Stairway to Heaven, bought to live in one of granny’s pots. Maybe this is her saying ‘hello Sarah, you’re doing ok’.

I’m going to sit here a little longer and enjoy listening to the buzz of bees and the birdsong. Might slip along to check out more Sixes at the Propagator. Join me?

6 thoughts on “Six on Saturday 7th May

  1. tonytomeo 173110 SatEurope/London2022-05-07T22:50:30+01:00Europe/London05bEurope/LondonSat, 07 May 2022 22:50:30 +0100 2017 / 10:50 pm

    Do you know if the white bluebells are natural variants, or do you suspect that they were just planted in with the blue originally?

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    • greengirlgardener 173107 SunEurope/London2022-05-08T07:19:56+01:00Europe/London05bEurope/LondonSun, 08 May 2022 07:19:56 +0100 2017 / 7:19 am

      There are only one or two so I suspect they’re a natural variant. There’s a pink one too.

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  2. wisconsingarden 173111 SatEurope/London2022-05-07T23:52:26+01:00Europe/London05bEurope/LondonSat, 07 May 2022 23:52:26 +0100 2017 / 11:52 pm

    Good luck with the raspberries! I planted some and found that year one was disappointing, year two was not much to talk about, but year three was very nice, so here’s to year four in my garden! I grow a mini thornless variety called raspberry Shortcake. It grows maybe 1-1.5 feet tall and is not as productive as standard varieties, but I can go out every day all summer and get a handful or two, so it works for me!

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    • greengirlgardener 173107 SunEurope/London2022-05-08T07:21:47+01:00Europe/London05bEurope/LondonSun, 08 May 2022 07:21:47 +0100 2017 / 7:21 am

      Wow! I’m on year two. If I get to a handful a day I’ll be very happy. Do you protect them from birds?

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      • wisconsingarden 173101 SunEurope/London2022-05-08T13:10:20+01:00Europe/London05bEurope/LondonSun, 08 May 2022 13:10:20 +0100 2017 / 1:10 pm

        I have not had to, because they are low and it seems the berries are somewhat hidden by the leaves. Also my behind the house neighbor has standard raspberries that might be more accessible for birds, though his biggest competition comes from his berry loving dog.

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  3. Rosie Amber 173108 MonEurope/London2022-05-09T20:28:18+01:00Europe/London05bEurope/LondonMon, 09 May 2022 20:28:18 +0100 2017 / 8:28 pm

    I’m glad that you found plants to share with us today. I agree that Granny is probably in the garden with you when you think of her.

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