It’s getting harder and harder to limit the choice from the garden for Six on Saturday! At this time of year everything is just about to burst forth into the glorious splendour of Summer so I thought it worth choosing a six this week from the flowers in the garden which are coming to their finales!
The Cherry Blossom at this time of year has to be the most anticipated of all florals as it bursts out for such a short period of time and gives such joy! The Cherry Blossom which is the national flower of Japan, symbolises more than just Spring for the Japanese: they stand for renewal and hope. I am totally blessed to have two mature Cherry Blossoms in the garden and have spent weeks looking out the window every morning to see if there’s a sign of blossom. It’s here now but one night of wind and those beautiful petals will cover the garden in a blanket of candyfloss confetti.
This Ribes sanguineum was given to me by a friend a few years ago and it has literally been left in the pot in which it was plonked for two years without feed or actually, even soil except the soil it clung to as it was delivered. I finally planted it in its forever home earlier this year and it has show its approval with the most gorgeous display of pretty clusters of pink flowers.
There is nothing quite like a Brunnera Macrophylla to light up a shady corner. With luscious, large, heart-shaped leaves, it throws out the prettiest sprays of small, bright, blue flowers. I’m so glad I planted three of them last year!
We all have those forgotten bags of bulbs which we find and wonder about planting. This absolutely gorgeous beauty of a frilly Daffodilh was in one of those mixed bags of Daffodils which I had forgotten about and then planted out really late and viola – loving this baby!
I bought a couple of cheap packets of Muscari armeniacum in Autumn to add to the pots of Daffodils at the front door as I knew the purple would really make the yellow pop. When I say cheap, I mean 99p a packet and I have loved the results! Those little pops of purple have worked a treat and have extended the season of interest in the Spring pots.
My Six on a Saturday this week would not be complete without a last look a Tulip and isn’t this one a beauty? A white Tulip with such delicate tinges of purple that it looks like it has been hand-painted is a sight to behold! This one is called Tulipa triumph Flaming Flag and I’ll most certainly be buying more of these later in the year.
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