Six on Saturday – Confusion

Anyone know what day it is? No, nor me. Hang on a minute, it must be a Saturday of some persuasion because I have that nagging feeling that I should be SoSing. That is all I’ve got. Perhaps The Prop will have more details, but be warned, you will find out an awful lot more than the date. Most of it will be good. Let us proceed.

First, we have Fuchsia ‘Bornemann’s Beste’, looking splendid even after a couple of chilly nights. Long may he reign.

Next, the aeonium that I bought from the house across the road during the first lockdown. It is now concertina-ing out in an alarming manner, I wonder what is going on?

I may have mentioned previously, that I try to only buy plants the names of which I can easily pronounce. Often, I fail. This is Correa schlechtendalii, who I believe was once a member of The Pussycat Dolls.

Now some variegated ivy, which caught my eye when buying my meagre winter bedding. I’m not usually a great fan of ivy, except of course of its wildlife nurturing properties, but this little one somehow wooed me. I think it was a good shout, it is looking rather lovely.

Next Salvia elegans. Hard as I might try, with camera or phone, I have never taken a decent photo of this lovely salvia. I’m sure there are all kinds of technical reasons, I like to think it is a curse. I will not be daunted, here it is, half the measure of flower it is in reality. You may have to use your imaginations.

Last, but definitely not least, is Nerine ‘Bicolor’. Lush, to the extreme. No confusion there.

That is it for another week or fortnight or month or whenever. In the meantime, stay safe and well and happy.

21 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – Confusion

  1. Red flowers are always hard to photograph. You need to up the blue I think to try and get definition. I have the same issue with Pineapple Sage which is flowering now. Oh, well, I think we all get the gist!

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  2. I think your Salvia photo is great, certainly a zesty pink comes across. Know what you mean about ivy, it can be drab, but I stuck a variegated one in a big blue pot and it’s a good companion for whatever goes in with it.

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  3. I scrounged a cutting of a Correa much like that from a garden down the road. It’s in bud and it would be nice to have a name for it but I hope it’s not that one. It’s the Nerine I’d have under my coat if you caught me looking shifty on the way out of your place.

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  4. Salvias are very trying to photograph (well) – I have one that reseeds in different colors, am working on a post called fifty shades of sage, what do you think? I have fallen for the variegated ivy many times, the spider mites always get it, a worthwhile annual with pansies.

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  5. Hi Gill – I did laugh at your Pussycat Dolls reference and the plant is really interesting. I do like your variegated ivy. When I lived in London I had it trailing out of my window boxes. The ivy would remain each season, cascading down, whilst I changed up the bedding in summer and winter. A great choice!

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  6. I appreciate your difficulty with the days. Every day is groundhog day. Your nerine ‘Bicolor’ looks just like one I have called ‘Lipstick’, very pretty. I love the fuchsia and the correa is gorgeous even if the name doesn’t trip off the tongue. With a name like that, when someone asks what a plant is called, I make something up.

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  7. If the aeonium is not bolting, it might just be etiolating. I do not know. Mine did not do that, but I suspect that some types would in a dark situation. It took a while for them to bolt too. However, if yours is a cutting from a mature plant, it could be ready.

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