Saturday’s come round again with its usual vigour. It only seems like a week ago that I was sending my last update to the interwebs. The number of bloggers joining in is growing. You’ll find links to the other posts over at the blog of The Propagator, to whom all praise and thanks go for coming up with the idea in the first place and continuing to host the meme.
And so, here are my six for today.
This is one of those tender fuchsias. The ones you either nurture indoors through the winter or sacrifice to the falling temperatures. It’s one of 10 I have in a wall planter outside the breakfast room which I planted up some 18 years ago. And all it gets is water and a bit of plant food once I’ve planted up my other wall planters by about June each year and can turn the irrigation system on. So much for tender! And so much for demanding for I will not have watered the planter between late October and mid June; it’s only moisture coming from the elements from which it is largely protected by the roof overhang. It’s become a “thing” just to see how it does given total neglect.
Another tender fuchsia. This one is really tender. I’ve bought a couple every year but have never been able to get them through winter in the greenhouse. This is a first. Both survived and both are now coming into flower. What’s so special about these? The variety is “Rivendell”. Some things you just have to have.
This is more of an event than a plant. Last week I was talking about digging up this dwarf, 6 foot (now 7), buddleia as I’d never seen a butterfly anywhere near it save for a couple of cabbage whites. But this week saw the launch of the “Save Our Buddleia” campaign. The thing was suddenly covered with peacocks. This one stayed still long enough to get a clear photo but I have lots of blurry ones. OK, so the bush may get a reprieve.
Finally the oriental lilies are flowering. The air is full of scent and the bin is full of anthers. I have lots of these orientals and they each have their individual patterning. This one has added spots; it’s nearby sibling doesn’t.
And the last of the mystery daylilies has flowered. I had thought that this one was actually part of another as the fans seemed to be attached. But no. This one is orange. So though I thought I had two mystery plants, I seem to have three. And there may be a fourth as the buds on one yet to open look different to anything else.
But this is a named variety – Beautiful Edgings. And you can see why. The only variety of daylily yet to flower is Bud Producer. Though it’s a late one, I don’t think it’ll oblige me this year as there are no signs of scapes forming on either of mine. But I’m not complaining as I still have a lot in flower and a lot of buds waiting to burst.
So there we go for this week. See you again in a week, or in seven days, whichever comes first. Until then, enjoy your garden.