Six on Saturday

There are more lovely images from the gardening groups this week, I’m happy to say.

1  Giveaways are good

Our first gardener is rightly pleased with plants that came as freebies, plus a cheap buy from Tesco (other supermarkets are available!)

This bright and cheerful Cosmos was a giveaway, as a seedling, from another member of the group.

Julie's class giveaway Cosmos A

This Hesperantha was another freebie from a group member

Julie's class giveaway Hesperantha A

This Mexican daisy, Erigeron karvinskianus, was a freebie from Chatsworth House.

Julie's Chatsworth giveaway Mexican daisy A

Colouful violas, and supermarket specials.

Julie's Tesco viola A

2  Holiday snaps

This gardener took time to check out the local pomegranates in Turkey.  Delicious!

Glynis's Turkey pomegranate 3 A

 

3  Cloud pruning

This recently planted Chinese Holly, Ilex cornuta, is carrying a pleasing crop of berries.

Glynis's holly A

 

4  There’s still colour in the garden

Here are some Phlox from another member’s garden.

Phlox ‘Bright Eyes’

Shirley's Phlox Bright Eyes

 

A white phlox that was a giveaway from another group member, still flowering strongly

Shirley's Phlox from Hugh

 

5 Something warm and something minty

Alstroemeria ‘Indian Summer’

Shirley's Alstroemeria Indian Summer

 

And Dahlia ‘Twynings After Eight’.  Scrumptious!

Shirley's Dahlia Twynings After Eight 2

 

6  Crocosmia ‘Golden Ballerina’

From a gardener who is smitten with Crocosmias.  Lovely!

Crocosmia Golden Ballerina

 

And there’s our crop of goodies for this week.

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Glynis's botanical painting of poppies

 

It’s taken a while to gather contributions from a few brave souls in the 2 gardening groups, but in the end there was a little flurry!  So, I’ll keep some back for next week.

 

1  Poppies

The first of our Six on Saturday (above) is painted by one of our group members, who clearly has talents other than gardening.  This is her botanical painting of Poppies.  It’s beautiful.

 

2  Amaryllis belladonna

Judy's Amaryllis belladonna

From a group member who probably has the most exposed garden of any of us.  Despite that, these Amaryllis seem to be doing very well.

 

3  Nerine bowdenii

Rob's Nerine bowdenii from Glenarm Castle Walled garden A

One of our members has just spent a week exploring other gardens.  This is Nerine bowdenii showing herself off in the Glenarm Castle Walled Garden.  Luscious.

 

4   Chatsworth House – A Celebration of The Dog

Glynis's Chatsworth The Dog sculpture A

This gardener visited Chatsworth House, and the Celebration of The Dog.  Just shows that you can make a sculpture out of anything!  Even in scaffolding, this is has all the personality of a Scotty!

5  Don’t let the garden stop at the wall.

Glynis's new roadside bed with box and cypress A

This gardener has just made a striking new roadside bed with Box and Cypress.  I hope we’ll see another picture as it grows up a bit.

 

6  Kew Gardens : Dale Chihuly exhibition

Another of our gardeners visited the Chihuly exhibition at Kew Gardens, and came back with some lovely images.  I’ll keep a few back for next week.

Lesley's Kew Gardens Chihuly 6 A

I’m afraid of heights, so I’m glad I wasn’t taking a photo of this striking glass sculpture.  Do we think it bears a passing resemblance to a delphinium?

 

Lesley's Kew Gardens Chihuly 1 A

Remember when your Mum told you ‘You’ll have somebody’s eye out with that thing’?  Echinops, do we think?

 

Lesley's Kew Gardens Chihuly 4 A

How on earth is that held together?  I think it looks like an Aloe.

 

Lesley's Kew Gardens Chihuly 8 A

My, but that’s an eyecatcher.  Looks like a Kniphofia, don’t you think?

 

Lesley's Kew Gardens Chihuly 9 A

This is my personal favourite of the Chihuly images – the sculpture is so pretty.

 

So, that’s our Six on Saturday.  The whole idea was started in this blog:

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Go check it out.

Thanks to all the contributors from my Gardening Groups.

 

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