Six On Saturday 5th May 2018

The first Six on Saturday for me – the social media theme that inspired me to start this blog.  To start with here’s a welsh poppy.  These self seed in my garden every year.  Last year at this time they were everywhere, but with the cold winter only a few have started to flower so far.  I love these and liberally sprinkle the seeds when they finish flowering, but then remove the leaves to make room for other plants.img_1573

I planted some anenome bulbs last Autumn but this is the only one that has flowered, so a bit of a garden fail here.   I think it was because they were planted next to a creeping buttercup which I only recently removed when I realised how invasive they could be! Oh well…… this is pretty.img_1575I planted this Euphorbia last spring when I was looking for random perennials to fill a space.  It didn’t do much last year but already this year it is putting on a good show…img_1576

These Geum “Mrs Bradshaws” were grown by the mother of Andrew, a good friend of mine.  Planted in August 2016 then flowered brilliantly all last Summer, and hopefully will do the same this year.


My Oriental Poppy is also in its 2nd year and just about to bloom……


I bought this Peony in a pot last April.  When it had finished flowering I needed the pot so randomly put it in the ground and promptly forgot about it until it started shooting up a month or so ago.  Now it looks like it’s going to give a great display in a few weeks, having multiplied from one flower to three!


That’s it for now – apologies for the not great qualities of the photos.  For much better Six on Saturdays head over to the founder’s blog at The Propagator…..

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Ali says:

    Your anemone coronaria is just stunning! And your poppy looks like it is going to be a stunner too! Not to mention the peony! Peonies are so rewarding and demand so little. Welcome to SOS! Your photos are great! I mostly use my iPhone too. It took me a while to work out that you can focus close up if you touch the screen where you want it to focus ( to stop it focusing on the background).


    1. Thankyou! I’m really pleased with the anenome shame it’s just one of them! Thanks for tips too!


  2. Ali says:

    (Sorry if you know that already!!)

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  3. cavershamjj says:

    I’ve got some geums including some Mrs B. They are good doers I think it’ll go again this year. They can be divided after flowering.

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  4. The Geum is lovely. I’ve not got any but they seem to be talked about quite a lot so I need to get some I think.

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