Six on Saturday – In The Pink

Welcome to another look around the garden and for this week’s Six on Saturday, I found an abundance of pink blooms dotted around the borders. It did kind of surprise me that there was so much pink in my garden at this time year as I planned the flowering to slide from purple into red at this time of year and yet, here we are with a plethora of pink!

The white Hydrangea Phantom is turning every day more pink which it is supposed to do, nevertheless it still takes my breath away when I round a corner and see it pinking up more and more.

Hydrangea Phantom

Another Hydrangea in the garden is actually a pink mophead variety. I seem to have lost the name of the variety but it is blooming this year better than last year so I don’t rally need to know the name of it.

Mophead Hydrangea

The next pink is a little surprise Hollyhock which has popped up at the back of a border. It is always such a surprise and such a delight when a plant decides to show up uninvited.


I have several clumps of pink and white Dianthus which I planted to have as cut flowers for the house and boy are they prolific – the more I cut them for a vase, the more they grow so I’ve always got a window sill display ongoing.


I am delighted to see that the perennial Foxglove Ruby Glow which I bought at the Gardening Scotland Show is enjoying a second flush of flowering after I cut down the dying spike in July. These spikes aren’t quite as tall as the original one but being able to see them about to bloom again is just wonderful.

Perennial Foxglove

The final pink flower for this week’s six is this gorgeous dwarf Rose which has opened out beautifully. I can often miss it in amongst the other surrounding foliage so I think it needs to be moved to another location where I can enjoy it more often. Something else to be added to the do list!

Do feel free to me leave a comment on these pink six as I love to chat about plants! Enjoy reading other #SixonSaturday blogs for information and inspiration from gardeners around the world, sharing six things from their garden on a Saturday. #SixonSaturday is hosted by The Propagator, and you’ll find lots of links on Twitter on the #SixonSaturday hashtag. You can find The Pink Wheelbarrow on Twitter at @PinkWheelbarrow.

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  1. A lot of lovely pink flowers there, especially that last rose. I do like pink in the garden. I was surprised to hear Alan Titchmarsh say a lot of gardeners are afraid of the colour.

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  2. In fact, you don’t need to remember the name of this pink hydrangea, so it’s beautiful!
    Full of “PINK” in your garden, as for me, it is the dahlias and roses of course that are of this colour ( and penstemons, …and cyclamens… etc…)

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  3. That’s one fancy hollyhock you’ve got going there & as a volunteer, even better. That foxglove is really beautiful, as is the rose, of course. The S&S have continued to wage war w/my dianthus all summer long, even thru the dry spells. I’d love to have some that look as healthy as yours. Any tips?

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    1. To be honest Lora, the slugs and snails have thus far, left my dianthus alone! I have them planted beside chives so maybe the smell of the chives is repelling them or maybe they are just waiting to attach when I am feeling all smug and complacent!

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