Here we are again. Another Saturday, another six. This will be my last Six before I join the ranks of the truly aged though, it seems, I have to wait till next February to claim my state pension and be truly an “OAP”. I am reminded that, during the gap between my 18th and 21st birthdays, society decided to start celebrating the 18th as the transition to adulthood. By the time I got to 21 it was an anti-climax. Now, it seems, I am to suffer the same limbo period. Oh well! As I retired some years ago, I suppose it won’t matter.
Still, on with the motley (assuming my zimmer frame holds up)……..
1 This Week’s Mystery Plant
(See PS below for last week’s).
This little beauty has reared her head in the middle of my now-getting-larger patch of Welsh poppies. I have absolutely no idea what she is but even if she turns out to be some rampant weed, she’s still a beauty and I have no intention of deliberately ending her existence.
2 Geranium × oxonianum ‘Wargrave Pink’
Another of my perennial geraniums has come into flower. Which makes four down, three to go. This little beauty is a reliable ground cover plant; so reliable that I think she’s going to have to be more than halved in size soon.
3 Saxifraga x urbium ‘London Pride’
I’m giving you three Saxifrages this week. London Pride photobombed one of my Heuchera (see PPS) last week but she has now come into her own and deserves her own slot.
4 Saxifraga aureopunctata
Different plant. Different flowers. This one prefers a shadier spot according to the plant Magi. But mine is not that much shadier and she does fine.
5 Saxifraga ‘Southside Seedling’
Last week this was a newly-introduced resident of Mini-Ed 4 and featured in a composite photo of all occupiers. I predicted a couple of future sixes coming but didn’t expect to see anything looking this good so quickly. The difference between the three Saxifrages is, of course, all in the flowers.
6 Melittis ‘Royal Velvet Distinction’
Next door neighbour to S. aureopunctata and perhaps in just a bit more shade. But lovin’ it.
That’s my six for this week. Who knows what I’ll come up with next week (I don’t to be honest). The garden is now a mass of new little plants that haven’t really got into strutting their stuff yet. But meanwhile, please pop across to our Mr Propagator’s place where, at the rear (aka bottom) end of his six of the day, you will find copious links to other sixes which are sure to have you reaching for your plant want list in order to lengthen it.
PS. Last week’s mystery plant was an Euphorbia. I suspected that but was ruling it out simply because I had no idea where it could have come from if it was one of those. Several commenters offered possibilities and I’m still researching the variety I’ve got. Maybe by next week I’ll know so watch this space.
PPS. I found the planting records of the three Heuchera I couldn’t actually name last week. All now labelled so I don’t forget again. OK, Lora? For any others interested:
Number 1 is Heuchera ‘Cherry Cola’
Number 2 is Heuchera ‘Southern Comfort’ – my favourite tipple so I should have remembered this!
Number 3 is Heuchera ‘Green Spice’ (correctly identified by Noelle in last week’s comments).