Six on Saturday – Santa’s Selection

Salvia leucantha 'Midnight'

Welcome to my festive Six on Saturday, a meme nurtured by our own horticultural elf, Mr P.

Actually, using the word “festive” is about as seasonal as this blog is going to get.  There will be no mistletoe or holly, carols or mince pies, in fact it is singularly unfestive.  Don’t get me wrong, I love love love Christmas.  I am saving all my glitter and magic for tomorrow (she boldly says) (you may  be disappointed, don’t expect The Sound of Music).

Anyway, here goes.  My first is a rather soggy Salvia leucantha ‘Midnight’ which is cosied up close to the kitchen door, along with a few others of the chosen few.  Not at its best, but who can complain about a December bloom?


Next we have a pathetic example of alpine gardening.  The intent was good, but the neglect surpassed it. The pebbles are rather attractive though, so if I were you I would concentrate on them.


Now the brugmansia bud from last week, fully unfurled.  Silly, but in a good way.

Salvia confertifolia

Another battered salvia is next, this time Salvia confertifolia, bravely soldiering on.


An apricot wallflower, practising for the spring.


Lastly a waxy euphorbia, clutching at raindrops.

Thanks Mr P, and many happy seasons greeting to you and the SoS gang.

19 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – Santa’s Selection

  1. That brugmansia is coming along fantastically! Salvia, wallflower (love the colour of that one), hard to believe it’s December in your garden. I’d have serious stone envy over those alpine pot occupants, regardless the month we were in. A very nice, damp 6.

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  2. What a craftily creative collection, Auntie. The corky plant seems to have grown well. Keep the alpine garden; early emerging pollinators will love it. A fine example of how any garden, whatever size, can have a beneficial wild patch. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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