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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2 thoughts on “Six on Saturday”

  1. Mexican daisy?! Oh my! That is one I had never heard of before. It is a native not very far to the south. We know it as Santa Barbara daisy. It probably grows in Mexico too.
    Hesperantha is rad! I have not grown it myself, but have seen it elsewhere.

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  2. I confess, I’d never heard of Mexican Daisy either, and had to check it out. But who am I to argue with Chatsworth House? :~))
    The only problem I find with Hesperantha is that the foliage gets tatty by the time the flowers come out. Nevertheless, it’s lovely at this time of year. I remember seeing a war memorial surrounded by the red cultivar, Major, in full flower in time for Remembrance Day, which was really striking.

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