The chilli is made, the guest room is ready, the shopping done, the fridge well stocked and the washing is on the line. That leaves me a small window of opportunity to contribute to this week’s Six on Saturday before my nephew and his girlfriend arrive to stay for a couple of days. Take a look at The Propagator’s blog and all will be revealed although it really is quite simple. The concept, wait for it, is Six …… on ……. Saturday. So here are mine.
The white lobelia in the front planters have eventually begun to flower. As an added bonus this particular shade of white appears to be white and blue, which I am not complaining about, in fact I am really quite pleased.
Next we have a dark leaved geranium that I grew from seed. It is in its second year and this is the first time it has flowered. Again I am not disappointed by the ethereal blue, especially set against the moody foliage. Looks like the molluscs have enjoyed it as well.
Another seed grown lovely is this california poppy, Eschscholzia californica ‘Red Chief’, won in the same seed war as the nasturtium in last week’s Six on Saturday – Raindrops keep falling on my flowers.
Now we have the deep dark Potentilla ‘Volcan’, with Festuca glauca ‘Intense Blue’ in the background. The grass is looking surprising healthy, considering it is frequently used as a cushion by Fat Ol, the ginger not-tom-anymore, from next door.
A new purchase this week is this Primula capitata ‘Noverna Deep Blue’. An impulse purchase. But then they generally are.
Lastly a fluke photo. Leucocoryne ‘Andes’ and friend. Sometimes luck is on your side.
Bit of a rush through, but needs must. Thanks again to Mr Propenstein, has he invented a monster? It certainly is growing and growing and growing and growing …..