What do you mean you didn’t miss me? I shall ignore you dissenters.
For those of you who have been paying attention, I am back with my Six on Saturday. After one whole weeks’ absence. This meme is run by The Propagator, pop over to his site to check out his half dozen and other contributors. It’s all good clean fun. Which of course might put some of you off. Sorry about that. Without further ado let’s get on with the task in question.
My first plant this week is Fuchsia ‘Bornemann’s Beste’ which was a gift from Harriet, container gardener extraordinaire, a couple of years ago. Despite its exotic looks it seems to weather the winter without too much compliant.
Next we have Verbascum chaixii, the nettle leaved mullein. It is on its second flush of flowers and has avoided any attack from the mullein moth caterpillar this year. So a gold star to you.
Now something a little more unusual, the restio Calopsis paniculata. I bought this at Powderham Garden Festival a couple of years ago. At Cliffe we grew another restio, Elegia capensis, and since then I have been a fan of this South African grass/bamboo melange.
We have been growing our Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ in a pot for the last seven years and although it is not what I would call “happy” is it what I would call “hanging on in there”. In the recent storms it fell over several times. Cruel really. I especially love the leaves at this time of year, just before they fall. Like stained glass.
What do we have now, oh yes, the name changer. This is Hylotelephium ‘Matrona’ formally the artist known as Sedum ‘Matrona’. This plant is particularly unusual as it was chosen and paid for by my long suffering OH. Great taste. Well he chose me didn’t he? Or was it the other way around?
Finally, one that I tempted you with a few weeks ago, the incredible Hedychium greenii. Not green, but orange.
So that is it for another week. Thanks Mr P. Upwards and onwards!