Good morning and welcome to another Six on Saturday; a veritable pick and mix of gardening sweeties. Choose your goodies, then head over to The Propagator to weigh and pay. If you’re feeling naughty, you can shove a few extras in your pockets too.
First up: dip your grubby fingers into the box and pull out some Corydalis shaped confectionary.
1. Corydalis solida ‘Ruksan’s Red’
At first glance this is a pot of gravel. Upon closer inspection, you should be able to see the emerging shoots of Corydalis solida ‘Ruksan’s Red’. I’ve put a few similar photos up over the past couple of weeks, but I thought I’d add this one as you can see the tough outer leaves that create a sort of sheath around the shoot to protect it as it pushes up through the soil.
2. Corydalis solida ‘Purple Beauty’
A super close up of the flowers forming on C. solida ‘Purple Beauty’. These are the first flowers at the bottom of the flowering stem. Lots more to come!
3. Corydalis paczoskii
Last week I put of a up a photo of the C. paczoskii just showing out of the soil. In the space of a week it has managed to start flowering. We’re due a bit of cold weather over the weekend, so hopefully it won’t get knocked back too much.
Now help yourself to a delectable assortment of other sweets:
It’s Hellebore season; I’ve seen lots of photos of these wonderful plants over the past week or so. While I was prowling the garden with the macro lens on the camera, I thought I’d sneak a quick picture of one of my own Hellebores. I was actually aiming to focus on the anthers inside the flower, but I’ve ended up serendipitously capturing the raindrops on the outer petals instead.
5. Mimosa pudica
One for the kids. Okay, it’s mainly for me. You have probably come across the sensitive plant at some point: it folds up it’s leaves when touched. Here are some seedlings sitting on a (rather crowded) windowsill.
6. Little Joe
A few weeks ago I did a Six on Saturday film special. Yesterday I received the film Little Joe from a friend. For reasons that evade us, it’s a French version. Anyway, it’s another film about plants so I’m looking forward to that!
That’s the end of another Six on Saturday. Thanks for popping by, I’ll be back soon but in the meantime, have a look at The Propagator for more sixes. Don’t consume them all at once. Cheerio!