Six on Saturday 17th April

Good morning and Happy Saturday! It’s time to charge headlong into another Six on Saturday, led by the fearless Propagator. Generally, I try to have a theme of sorts to tie the six things together. This is one of those weeks when there is no theme, just a big old splat of Garden Things. After …

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Lamprocapnos spectabilis

Previously known as Dicentra spectabilis, Lamprocapnos spectabilis is a longstanding garden favourite. Even before it’s introduction to Europe in the early nineteenth century, it has been grown as a garden plant in China and Japan for many years, quite possibly centuries. Despite being a popular and widely grown plant throughout the temperate world, in it’s …

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Six on Saturday 10th April

Hello there, and welcome to this week’s Six on Saturday! It’s pretty dry in the garden and frankly, the place is flagging a little; I’m sure it’ll pick up as soon as we get some rain (by the time you read this, we may have had some). In the mean time, shrubs, with their more …

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Tree Following – April 2021

At the crack of dawn on a rather moody looking Easter Monday, I stumbled, bleary eyed, down to Rookery Park for this month’s Tree Following (previous Tree Followings are available here, here and here). Upon reaching my destination, the park was completely deserted. Even in the early mornings, there are usually a few dog walkers …

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Six on Saturday 3rd April

Once again, The Propagator leads us headlong into another Six on Saturday. As an Easter Treat, I’m replacing the first item on my list with a video. I hope you can forgive me for starting in such a contrary manner… 1. A Video Introduction Well that was jolly. 2. Alpine Garden Society – Rock Plants …

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Six on Saturday 27th March

Well it’s that time again: Six photos of plant-related things on a Saturday. You can, of course, find many more Six on Saturday posts by visiting The Propagator. After last week’s Corydalis-fest, this week I’m featuring a couple of non-Corydalis highlights from the garden, before heading out to the allotment. We’ve had some pretty nice …

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Dicentra formosa ‘Bacchanal’

Following on from last week’s post on Dicentra ‘Aurora’, I thought I’d write a post about another stellar Dicentra. Of all the various named cultivars of Dicentra formosa, ‘Bacchanal’ seems, to me anyway, to be one of the most reliable. The mass of formosa varieties and hybrids have a habit of doing well for a …

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Six on Saturday 20th March

Why hello there, it’s Six on Saturday time again! This week, I am particularly pushed for time: work, self-imposed decorating deadlines and such. As a result, this is going to be quite brief. More photos, less chit-chat; a Six on Saturday in it’s purest form. For a more immersive SoS experience, head over to The …

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Dicentra ‘Aurora’

It’s that time of year: the Dicentras are beginning to emerge after their winter nap, and Dicentra ‘Aurora’ is no exception. Unlike it’s Disney©® Ltd. namesake, Dicentra ‘Aurora’ does not owe it’s identity primarily to it’s tendency to sleep. Neither does it await salvation by a stranger, to awaken it from it’s slumber. Indeed, it …

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Six on Saturday 13th March

Good morning and welcome to another Six on Saturday. As ever, The Propagator will be hosting a variety of other Six on Saturday posts, so do pop over and have a look. For myself, today marks a return to working on Saturdays, so if I don’t seem very responsive don’t worry: I’ll catch up later …

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