Welcome to another Six on Saturday! As usual, I am joining with The Propagator and chums in posting six photos of six things, on a Saturday. The petrol stations have been dry, but the gardens have been wet this week. Although it’s been a little soggy, the garden really needed the rain. Hopefully it will mean that some of the autumn flowering plants will have a good innings. Here we go:
1. Aconitum carmichaelii
This is possibly one of my finest filches. Slowly but surely, the year progresses and the Monk’s Hood heads ever skywards. Finally, as summer gives way to autumn, it produces an abundance of blue, kindly doing so at my eye height (6 foot 5, although technically my eyes are slightly lower than that). It really thrives in my garden, which duly irritates the client I got it from as it seems to struggle in her garden!
2. Michaelmas Daisy
This photo was indeed taken on Michaelmas. I’m afraid I have no idea about Asters and their names, so this is just ‘Little Purple Aster’. It’s style is being slightly cramped by some low lying branches of our next customer:
2. Fuchsia ‘Not Hawkshead’
Here’s the plant in question. Courtesy of Jim over at Garden Ruminations (see the comments section), I’ve discovered that this isn’t ‘Hawkshead’ as I’d previously thought. It puts on a good show though!
Now, to the greenhouse:
4. Cyclamen cilicium
We’re well into Cyclamen season now, and there are quite a few flowers on display in the greenhouse. Cyclamen cilicium is the pick of the bunch at the moment.
The spring and summer flowering Oxalis are drying out now for the winter, like Oxalis enneaphylla on the left. On right is Oxalis massoniana, which has just poked it’s head up. It was a new acquisition this year, so I’m looking forward to seeing what happens.
6. Adlumia fungosa?
Hmm, what’s this? It’s certainly not Adlumia fungosa, which looks as follows:
I always think I’ve discovered an entirely new species when something like this crops up, but it’s inevitably something a little less exciting. At the moment I can’t quite figure out what it is, despite it seeming very familiar. Watch this space.
That just about finishes today’s post. Have a great weekend!