Another week of lockdown passed; another Six on Saturday completed. A few months ago I would never have dreamt that I would type those words. Still, I consider myself most fortunate, I have many reasons to be thankful. One of which, and a blessing indeed, is being a member of the wonderful Six on Saturday community. For those of you still ignorant about this Meme of Memes, pop on over to Meme Master and he will enlighten you. Don’t stand too close though. It is very infectious. Shall we proceed?
First we have Libertia grandiflora. Actually I am a little miffed with this plant. Not only did I get all excited due to a label misfunction and thought it was going to be a dietes, then it spread its seedlings across most of Christendom and I have been pulling them out of pots since February. But the flower is nice. It might get a big split when it has done showing off.
You now that feeling when something doesn’t come up and you are beginning to wonder if you actually planted it, then a nose pokes up and you are jubilant? Well here is a prime example, the emerging Dichelostema ida-maia. I have grown these strange creatures before and am very fond of them. Hopefully they will make it through to flowering and I will share with you all.
Onto the most serene and worshipful Pulmonaria ‘Opal’. A yogic amongst the chaos.
Now we have Rhodotypos scandens, an old SoS favourite, and quite rightly so. Buffeted and blown all winter long, and again these last few days, it has been a-buzzing for weeks.
The violas have right-on-cue redeemed themselves, springing into glorious action just when I was thinking about replacing them with summer bedding. Except I have no summer bedding, which is just as well really.
Lastly the exotic and most previous Impatiens stenantha. Now living in an enclave with its other impatiens mates. It seems quite happy.
That is your lot my friends, see you next week, take care and be well.