Six on Saturday

Today belongs to my students.  They’re a pretty varied bunch of lovely people who have come together because of their love of gardening.  And a reasonable number, like me, are resistant to technology.  So, it’s very heartening to have been inundated this week with pictures for the blog.  Far too many for a single entry.  So, there will be more entries this week to illustrate their plants, their gardens, and their travels.  Watch this space!

So, to begin, we’ve got images here from five gardeners.

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We’re all getting worried about the falling numbers of hedgehogs, so it’s heartening to see this one caught on camera in the garden.  Awwww….

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From the same gardener, such a pretty little viola.  No name, grown from saved seed, but what a cutie!

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Don’t you just love the tissue paper flowers of cistus.  It looks like the sort of flower you should stick behind your ear when off for cocktails!

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From the same gardener as the cistus is the striking foxglove ‘Pam’s Choice’, complete with attendant bumble bees!

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From our third gardener we have a picture taken today, but which somehow looks as though it should be in the snowy depths of winter.  But it isn’t.  It’s Aruncus sylvestris, with Carex brownii in the pot.

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And from the same gardener, this lovely blue penstemon, in front of Hakonechloa macra alboaurea.  Well, the penstemon was mine, grown from seed, and it’s all my fault that the label is long lost and the identity forgotten.  My own plants, too, are long gone.  They clearly didn’t like my garden, but they love it here.

And I’ve just realised I can’t count – again – but I’m going to add a seventh, because it’s very timely this week.

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From our fourth gardener, orchids in a handbag, from the RHS flower show at Chatsworth.  Who’d’ve thought it?

And finally (because I can), from our fifth gardener:

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A hot display of Kniphofia!  What a scorcher!

That’s it for today, but I have a wealth of images to follow up with, including the odd one or two of my own.

Whoops!  Forgot to add this:

There’s my six for this week.  If you want to join in (and why wouldn’t you?) go here and check it out:

https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/

You can see links to all the other Six on Saturday participants!