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.

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

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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!

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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).

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

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  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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