Six on the Sixth day of the Sixth month

Posted Sat 06 June 2020 in garden

Did I say last week that no rain was forecast? Yes I did but the very next day the forecast changed and now we've had more rain during the week that the whole of April and May combined and a good chunk of March if not all of it.

Anyway the plants are now smiling and very happy.

So time for Six on Saturday hosted by The Propagator.


This is the orchid by the back door that has been here since before I moved here.

I've just looked back on pictures from the first year and it was quite a small flower head back then. I think it is not as large as last year.

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This geranium came with the garden, I believe it to be Geranium × magnificum. This is a division of the original that I made a couple of years ago. It is now much bigger and taller than the original!

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It is by far my favourite Geranium but it doesn't flower for long.


Alliums don't survive well for me. All the Allium cristophii I was originally given have gone. So I've now only got this one which was given to me earlier this year. Its in a different place so maybe it will survive longer.

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Geum 'Totally tangerine' is doing very well this year. It is a mass of flowers.

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I want to move this Knautia macedonica as part of sorting out the back border, but it is flowering so well at the moment that I am just leaving it for the moment. I moved it last year and it took a long time to recover.

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I've no idea what this is but it is starting to look interesting.

When I say I have no idea, I mean that I grew it from seed from the Hardy Plant Society from a packet marked Salvia × superba, but unless I am very much mistaken it is not that.

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Posted by Steve

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