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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Tree Following – March 2021

Hello and welcome to another Tree Following! To find out more about said Following, click on the image below, whereupon you will be transported to Squirrelbasket’s website and all will become clear. For my part, I paid another visit to our avenue of Lime trees in Rookery Park. The Avenue You can compare and contrast …

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Six on Saturday 6th March

It’s back to school next week (for everyone else in my household anyway), so come in, sit down and be quiet: it’s time for another Six on Saturday. Eyes to the front or I’ll send you to Mr Propagator’s office. Let’s begin the lesson. 1. Sempervivums in a teapot Well that’s that. 2. Pulsatilla vulgaris …

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Weedy Weekday II

Believe it or not, it’s time for another Weedy Weekday. For the uninitiated among you, Weedy Weekday is some weeds on a weekday. This week, I felt the call of the wild, the wanderlust pumping through my veins, so I popped outside onto the patio. After much time crawling around on my hands and knees …

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Six on Saturday 27th February

Good morning and Happy Weekend! It is, of course, time for another Six on Saturday. This week I present a varied selection, from the popular to the obscure. The Propagator will be hosting an even more varied selection of Sixes, for perusal at your leisure. Without further ado: 1. Crowd Pleaser Here’s a bunch of …

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Corydalis malkensis

Corydalis malkensis is one of the more obliging, and horticulturally respected of the tuberous Corydalis. Diminutive in size, but profuse in flower, it’s elegance belies it’s ease of cultivation. Horticultural Accolades This Corydalis originally hails from that treasure trove of bulb forming plants, The Caucasus, with the species being named after the Malka River, in …

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