Six on Saturday 13/4/19

Here we are my 6 for this Saturday, sunshine and a cold wind but good gardening weather…it’s dry hooray. Do please pop over to Mr Propagators Six on Saturday he has some lovely tulips shining away.

Garden Auricula

I just love these plants whatever the weather does they never let me down. No named varieties I just collect them from various plant stalls fetes fairs etc when I see one I am not growing I just have to have it as they don’t appear very often.

Geum coccineum ‘Koi’

Described as a Dwarf plant 10 x 10″ yes I am old enough to still work in inches but then so do the growers!! It flowered all last summer despite the heat and drought conditions.

Yellow Archangel

This comes closest to Lamium galeobdolon ‘Hermans Pride’ in my research but the leaf is not as variegated so perhaps it is a poorer relation, whatever it is I am happy to have it.

Berberis thunbergii ‘Orange Rocket’

A lovely column of colour which fitted into my garden perfectly. In spring this wonderful splash of red which label calls orange!, very tiny yellow flowers in summer followed by red berries . I think it has reached it has now reached it’s maximum height of 4ft.

Paeonia ‘bowl of beautyPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

So happy to see this shooting up as I stood on it last year and broke half of it off consequently it had only one flower, maybe I will get two this year, fingers crossed. this is a plant I wanted for years when I did get one it never flowered and died in a hard winter or did I stand on that one as well!!


Probably ‘Spectabile’ but right now it is pretending to be the jewel in the crown, not rained but just Devon mist collected overnight, you can see why this plant is such a survivor.


5 thoughts on “Six on Saturday 13/4/19

  1. Your auricular is a beauty. I can’t grow them in my garden as the climate doesn’t suit them at all. On the other hand, Geum, which I planted for the first time because I saw it on SoS, seems very happy. Sedums also are so reliable and the crystal in the leaves of yours looks delightful.

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  2. I can relate to accidentally standing on plants and losing buds – a few bearded irises are looking a little flattened after my gardening efforts yesterday. I love auriculas as well and have a few grown from seed some years back which I am putting in the borders to fill small spots

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