Six on Saturday 9th October

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)

Six on Saturday hylotelephium 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:

Six on Saturday hylotelephium sedum

The next couple of photos are of some of the plants that you can see in the background behind the Hylotelephium:

2. Persicaria affinis

Six on Saturday 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’

Six on Saturday catanche

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’

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

Six on Saturday 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!

14 thoughts on “Six on Saturday 9th October”

  1. Nice photo of this gravelled path lined with sedums and I also do liked the photo of the Cyclamen ‘Silver Cloud’ 👍🏻

  2. I prefer the Sedum in its richer colour too. The Periscaria also has lovely tones to it, I recently fell for some so am looking forward to seeing it develop (and hopefully spread).

  3. he who used to be obeyed

    The Sedum on your allottment looks very fine today. The deep colour caught my eye.

  4. Yep, the leaves of the Cyclamens are just as lovely as the flowers. I’ve tried growing Catananche a few times but the only plant that survived was one I gave to my mother-in-law!

  5. What a tempting selection you have this week. I like the way the sedums change from pink to burgundy as they age. I’m adding your other border accompaniments to my wish list as it good to know of plants which continue to be interesting for a longer period.

  6. The sedums are good value at this time of year. I often forget my cyclamen until the suddenly peep out from behind a tree or the garden bin. Pretty Six-on-Saturday.

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