Saturday, 25 May 2019

Six on Saturday - Spring Bank holiday

We have had some lovely weather recently to show Britain's gardens and countryside at its best.
I have been out and about recently and here are my six:
 1.  Laburnum Arch at Temple Newsam.  There are four of these which flank an arrangement of box topiary.  Worth a visit to see the beautiful Rhododendrons and all for free.

 2.  Bird of Paradise in Temple Newsam hothouse

 3.  Climbing Pelagoniums, again in the hothouse

4.  Cactus (prickly pear), Eastern Algarve

 5.  Just made my heart sing, Eastern Algarve

 6.  More Pelagoniums, Beningborough Hall, Yorkshire.  I can never get mine to grow so large and showy.
 The Propagator generously hosts Six on Saturday.  Click on the link to his blog to see what he and his followers are growing and doing in their gardens this week.

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Six on Saturday Mid-May

As always, wonderful to see what everyone is up to this week.
Here are my six:
Number One:  Years ago, I grew these Aqualegia William Guinness from seed.  Prettier when they look up in the sunshine.
 Number Two:  Three different types of Strawberry and Nasturtium in a hanging basket
 Number Three:  These cheap and cheerful Pansies have graced my front step since October.
 Number Four:  These Forget-Me_Knots cleverly self seeded in a redundant trough although when I attempt to establish them in a certain spot they don't oblige. 
 Number Five:  (My neighbour's) Ceanothus


 Number Six:  I love this Potentilla shrub but it's really woody at the base.  Dare I prune it hard in Autumn or Spring?



The Propagator generously hosts Six on Saturday.  Click on the link to his blog to see what he and his followers are growing and doing in their gardens this week.

 

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Six on Saturday May the Fourth be with you

I do enjoy reading all your Sixes on Saturday. Thanks to the Propagator for facilitating this, allowing me to find new ideas, gain gardening tips and experience garden envy. 
Here are my six for today:
 Common or garden Holly but after 30+ years looks like it has decided to bear berries

 Three Euphorbias:  L - R Tasmanian Tiger, Polychroma and Fireglow just about to bloom

 Lots of Apple Blossom

 This is the Dye Border at East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley

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