Good morning, it’s Six on Saturday time again! As ever, The Propagator will be the place to access a whole host of other Six on Saturday posts. For my part, the garden is looking pretty good at the moment, and it’s getting tricky to pick which plants to feature. In the end, I’ve settled for this bunch:
1. Digitalis ‘Goldcrest’
A bumblebee was enjoying this fine hybrid foxglove during a brief spell of sunshine. This is a lovely plant, I believe it’s a cross between Digitalis grandiflora and D. obscura. It’s sterile, so it flowers away all summer long, rather than going to seed.
2. Oxalis magnifica
Here’s another Oxalis from the greenhouse. It’s a pretty eccentric looking thing: lovely flowers standing almost a foot above it’s tiny pot and insignificant leaves. I thought it was dead as it didn’t emerge ’til last week. Since then, it’s shot up like a rocket.
3. Penstemon ‘Garnet’
I have a few of these lovely Penstemons dotted around the garden, all grown from cuttings. So reliable and undemanding.
4. Francoa sonchifolia
Sitting just next to the Penstemon is this almost-flowering Francoa. It’s a lovely perennial, with whitish-pink flower spikes and Gerbera-like leaves. I was quite taken with the way it waves for attention in front of the attention grabbing Foxglove and Lupins. Look at me!
5. Silene uniflora ‘Alba’
The original plant is sitting across the patio on the rockery, but this plant has made a home for itself below the patio doors. It’s a great plant, with the fused sepals staying in place long after the petals drop off.
6. Corydalis ophiocarpa
Probably best described as a curiosity, I’m very much enjoying this plant at the moment. It’s crinkled seed pods develop at the bottom of the stem, while the flowers are still going strong at the top. It tends to stick it’s stems out at strange angles, giving it a very peculiar appearance.
That’s all for today, thanks for popping by. Enjoy your weekend!