Good morning and welcome to another Six on Saturday. As usual, I am joining with The Propagator and chums in showing Six things from the garden on a Saturday. It’s all a bit last minute this week, so without further ado:
1. Hylotelephium (or Sedum)
I featured this delight back in September, along with a brief discussion of it’s name. It’s taken on a deeper, richer colour now and looks all the better for it. Here’s the picture from earlier in the autumn for comparison:
The next couple of photos are of some of the plants that you can see in the background behind the Hylotelephium:
2. Persicaria affinis
This has been flowering away since July, looking better every week. The flowers dry out and turn a rather autumnal browny-red. All the while the plant keeps putting out fresh pink flowers. The end result is a tapestry of pinks, reds and browns: perfect for this time of year.
3. Catananche caerulea ‘Alba’
Similarly to the Persicaria above, the flowers on this plant dry out and stay looking good long after they’ve fulfilled their main purpose. It started flowering back in July, but carries on looking good right through the autumn.
4. Cyclamen hederifolium ‘Silver Cloud’
In the greenhouse, this specimen is looking particularly floriferous. It doesn’t really need to be in the greenhouse, or in a pot, but I hadn’t quite decided where to put it; in a pot it remains!
5. Cyclamen graecum
No flowers here, just some lovely leaves. Whether it will give me some flowers later on I couldn’t say – for now it’s just taking it easy and looking fine.
6. A Couple o’ Corydalis
It’s all pretty quiet on the Corydalis front. The cheeky little biennial, Corydalis linstowiana on the left, is providing a bit of colour when it can. On the right, we have Corydalis ‘Craigton Blue’ sending up some fresh leaves through the leaf litter.
That finishes out whistle stop tour of the garden for this week, hopefully next week will be less of a rush. Thanks for popping by and enjoy your weekend!