Six on Saturday 22nd
There has been a bit of a lull in new things happening but I've now got enough for another six things on Saturday, the meme hosted by The propagator blog.
This is one of the best things out at the moment, its been flowering for a while. It is a piece from a larger plant that I planted since I moved here at the beginning of the year.
This suddenly appeared out of nowhere yesterday, I was vaguely aware that there was a Clematis growing into the Pyracantha but it is now suddenly so big and with so many buds! It is rather delicately coloured, but I do rather like it.
3 Sanguisorba "Tanna"
This is a plant that I bought this year. The main attraction of the plant is perhaps the light green feathery leaves, but since I finally managed to get a decent photo of one of the flowers here it is!
4 Purple loosestrife
This is one of the plants that I definitely wanted to have when I moved here.
Back in Feb/Mar I bought this one and it had a bit of a hard time with a blackbird pecking at it and maybe slugs too. Anyway it has survived and is starting to flower. It is a Lythrum salicaria "Robert" and has a bit of a deeper colour than the natural variety.
I later planted another which was divided from an older plant. Although it arrived later it is taller than the first one. By "divided" I mean cutting with a pruning saw for several minutes as the base of the plant had become like a block of wood. I don't know the variety if it has one, it looks like the natural colour to me.
I had started to hate this plant just a little bit as it is everywhere and I have been spending a lot of time removing it from areas where I don't want it and keeping it under control where it remains.
Now that it is flowering I feel a lot better about it. This clump in particular is well defined and it is looking good where it is.
6 Lobelia "Starship scarlet"
I didn't even know about the hardy perennial Lobelias until this year. It often comes up in lists of plants that will thrive in a damp spot so I thought I would try them out in the wettest part of the garden.
I have two, this one is "Starship Scarlet" and it just about starting to flower, so looking good so far.