Six on Saturday 14/09/19

Last Saturday disappeared in a flash which meant that I didn’t get my Six in on time. 😱 To avoid a repeat performance this is Five Plus One on Friday as I’m working today. Despite autumn knocking at the door there is still a lot of colour in the garden.

1. The Fuchsias have survived the Capsid Bug attacks a bit better this year. After a lull in flowering they are looking really good at the moment.

2. I managed to over winter some of last years Begonia ‘Glowing Embers’ plants and they are looking fantastic. They have flowered non-stop for months.


3. Michaelmas Daisies are really showing their colours now and attract so many insects. This is Aster amellus ‘King George’ (I think it’s still an Aster not a Symphyotrichon). It’s lower growing, about 16” tall and has quite large flowers.


4. Many years ago I grew Polygonum capitatum (it’s now called Persicaria capitata) but it eventually disappeared. Early last year a plant appeared in the border in the glasshouse which I potted up and later took cuttings from. This spring I planted them out along the edge of a small border and am very pleased. I had, however, forgotten the Cyclamen hederifolium already planted there.



5. Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ is a virtually perfect plant in my book. Growing to 2 – 2.5 metres tall it slowly clumps up, nothing eats it, it requires no staking, attracts so many insects and flowers for weeks and weeks. Just what a border needs at this time of year.


6. This week’s Japanese anemone, A japonica ‘Bressingham Glow’ is a bright pink, semi-double. It’s not the strongest grower and wanders around rather than clumping up but when the sun is on it it definitely glows.

I’ve got a couple of days off this coming week so hope to spend a lot of time in the garden. Enjoy your weekend and enjoy looking into all of the gardens courtesy of our host

9 thoughts on “Six on Saturday 14/09/19”

  1. Maybe your Six last week disappeared from the traffic but when you want to look for it, you find it … I did it.
    Like mine every week, you took the time to read it , I thank you
    Back to your Six, this pot of begonia is monstrously beautiful!
    Here too, fuchsias have a second life this season after the hot summer we had, they are much better and flourish in abundance like yours!

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  2. A lovely six! Begonia ‘Glowing Embers’ is gorgeous, maybe not the flowers particularly but those wonderful leaves. Does it like a shady spot? And I am keen on the Helianthus especially if nothing eats it! I am becoming very tired of providing dinner for every insect known to man… I saw the Helianthus in a border in a garden recently and butterflies seem to be attracted to it too. Always a plus.

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