Six on Saturday – Once More

Roscoea purpurea

It is the weekend again and what does that mean?  No not roller disco and pints of piña colada,  it means it is Six on Saturday time!  Thanks to The Propagator for hosting this meme.

Firstly we have Roscoea purpurea, it is a dark leaved variety so may well have another name. I’m afraid any label is lost in the jungle, but I may well come across it in the future.  I am a big fan of the ginger family and, if I was to be honest about it, I have too many for my tiny garden.  And if I lose their labels I’m not sure I deserve them.  But I won’t learn.  As you will see very soon.

I buy a lot of plants.   Most of these are for other people.  It is always enjoyable spending other people’s money but sometimes it is hard to let go of my purchases.  Occasionally they have to be prised out of my hands.  This week was different and I indulged myself with two new exotics, Globba schomburgkii and Hedychium ‘Pradhanii’.  Both in the ginger family.  Oops, here we go again!  There is nowhere for them to be planted out at the moment, but I don’t care.  They are mine, all mine! For the moment they will be quite happy to remain in pots, where I can keep a close and happy eye on them.  Here is the gorgeous globba.

Globba schomburgkii
Globba schomburgkii

In my mind it is hard to beat an osteospermum and this one is no exception.  An unnamed cheap and cheerful number, living in a pot outside my back door, it rewards me with a smile every morning.


Next we have Salvia ‘Royal Bumble’ which was a gift from my friend Torrington Tina.  Such a pure red, I love it.

Salvia 'Royal Bumble'
Salvia ‘Royal Bumble’

Now for a mystery rose.  It was in the garden when we arrived and has been a stalwart.   This particular bloom is a nice surprise after the main tranche of fllowering earlier in the summer.

Mystery Rose

Lastly we have a penstemon.  Another genus that I have a lot of admiration for.   This particular one comes from a cutting I took in one of my client’s gardens (with permission obviously).  It is tall and dark and moody.  Perhaps ‘Raven’.  Whatever its name, it is a great beauty.

Penstemon 'Raven'
Penstemon ‘Raven’ (perhaps)

Thanks again Mr P, that’s another Saturday Six sorted, now where did I leave my leg warmers …….

9 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – Once More

  1. There’s a roller disco round here on a Friday night, aimed at tweenies. Used to go with the kids for a turn. I distinctly recall Lady Gaza’s Poker Face being a roller disco classic. I did not break out the leg warmers but they were very much in evidence, as were neon tutus for some reason.
    Anyhow, back to the plants. Love that osteospurmum! must look out for one like that.

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  2. Must admit, I have an affinity with any plant unfortunate enough to attract the name “Globba”. At my age I can’t manage pints of pina colada either. But then you’re a youngster. Do enjoy them whilst you may. Followed of course by a half of botanical gin. For my part, I will admire the Osteospermum. Which looks like it may be hardy. -ish.

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