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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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?
Remember when your Mum told you ‘You’ll have somebody’s eye out with that thing’? Echinops, do we think?
How on earth is that held together? I think it looks like an Aloe.
My, but that’s an eyecatcher. Looks like a Kniphofia, don’t you think?
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:
Go check it out.
Thanks to all the contributors from my Gardening Groups.
4 thoughts on “Six on Saturday”
I’m impressed with the Nerines. Mine also were nice until the frost damaged them. I agree with your choice for the best Chihuly sculpture: it’s perfect in that pond.
Yes, Nerines are so lovely, but a sharp frost, and that’s the end of it. Sorry yours were spoiled…
They and the amaryllis seem so late. I am collecting seed from our amaryllis that were deadheaded some time ago.
I am sorry to have missed all the sixes last week. I missed them this week too.
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The weather has been a bit weird here this year, and I think that has affected flowering times.
Sorry this is a late reply – I’ve been laid up with the lurgy, and I am so behind with everything. :~(