It feels like ages since I've written a #SixonSaturday post but the past few months have been so busy with Scotland Grows. With today being the start of astrological spring though, how could I not celebrate that with all the loveliness bursting forth in my garden?
This weekend we have welcome sunshine, giving drowned flowers the chance to hopefully, pull their heads up high again! Here’s my purple pick from the garden this week, in the sunshine, for #SixonSaturday!
You may remember last month that I told you which six plants were my absolute must-haves for the garden, and asked you which ones were yours? The response was overwhelming! I hope that the following choices from a wide readership make you think about your own plant choices, and inspire you!
Are your rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas looking a little tired? The chances are these acid-loving plants are in need of an ericaceous boost!
From one tiny pop of colour to the next, in between the sleet and rain showers, it is just wonderful to watch the garden slowly start to wake up!
This week's #sixonsaturday, celebrates some of the fading past glory of the garden, appreciates the colour of the present and looks forward to the future Spring burst of bulbs and flowers in the pots and hanging baskets.
With their tall, spiky, green stems and funnel shaped flowers which burst into beautiful blooms in a myriad of colours, gorgeous Gladioli are definitely the glamour queens of the late Summer, early Autumn garden!
Crisp, clear mornings, dew on the grass and some hard frost this week: Autumn is most definitely starting to bite! And yet, many little gems are still proudly defying the seasonal changes and continuing to bloom their head off!
My #SixonSaturday this week comes from the south east coast of Cyprus. One of the things I love most about going on holiday is seeing all the unusual plants and flowers in bloom!
It may be most definitely Autumn now but there is still so much to behold in the garden if we can but find it, in between the showers!
Don't let Autumn be a dull time your garden as there are lots of perennial plants which can extend the season of colour and interest right through September and October.