- My only pale peony – which may or may not be Sarah Bernhardt – and the first flower is opening.
2. This campanula fills an odd corner in the front border, and conveniently covers the remaining stump of a lilac tree I cut down over ten years ago. Jiggling the stump this morning shows it is not going to be coming out anytime soon.
3. I love this fuchsia as it reminds me of one we had when I was a child. I’ve rooted eight cuttings from it this year. The bees love it.
4. I’ve stripped these mature sedums of most of their babies, having finally got around to completing my sedum bed at the front of the house. Separate post to follow.
5. My lavender border is almost at its best. Filled with mounds of soft blue and purple and sounds of buzzing bees.
6. The dangers of planting the wrong tree in the wrong place. This is my neighbour’s tree. Planted right in the corner between our two gardens, it looms over part of my front border, blocks the light from the street light in all directions and will shortly catch on our telephone line – and several others.
We’ve asked and asked for this – and other overhanging trees – to be pruned back, and even offered to help. We just get vague answers back.
For more Sixes on Saturday, pop over to The Propagator’s blog for a visual feast of plants and flowers (and there’s barely a mention of rain this week).