Six on Saturday 9 June 2018

As I mentioned last week, my cat Jemima died recently. As with her sister, Miranda, I wanted to plant a rose in her memory and scatter her ashes. I chose this Alissa, Princess of Phoenicia. It will go nicely with her sister Miranda’s Rosy Cushion, and has an appropriate name, as Jemima was a bit of a princess! I’ve not planted it yet, as I’m waiting for Jemima’s ashes to be returned.

My Lychnis Coronaria flowered this week and is looking fab. This is definitely one of my favourites. As I posted a couple of weeks ago I’ve got lots of its babies as I collected its seeds last Autumn so hopefully I’ve got a ready supply of these for some time to come……

Another flowering this week is my white Jasmine. Unlike the pink Jasmine I posted a couple of weeks back, this does have a lovely scent. I cut it right back last Autumn and I think this is the best flowering from it that I remember. So I’ll make sure I continue to cut it right I pack every Autumn in future….Another Lychnis now, this time Lychnis Chalcedonica or the Maltese Cross. Planted at the same time as the Coronaria, in August 2016, so this is the 2nd Summer flowering for both. A few weeks ago I posted my Knautia Pastel colours. These are still going really strong. Here is another Knautia Macedonia – later to flower and not as tall. It may not be getting quite as much sun as the first one…..Finally here is the first Rose I planted 2 years ago, my Golden Wedding Floribunda. A couple of the blooms so far this year have been somewhat nibbled away so I need to keep an eye on it. But yellow roses are a favourite of mine, and these flowers are particularly lovely….

8 Comments Add yours

  1. March Picker says:

    Oh, the deep golden yellow of that rose! I enjoyed your Six.

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  2. Heyjude says:

    The first rose is a beauty, I love single roses (as do the bees) and this one has such interesting colours.

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  3. Jim Stephens says:

    I’ve buried several cats over the years but none has ever been cremated, I didn’t know that happened. One had a cockspur thorn planted on top of her and believe me, that was very appropriate.

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  4. Ali says:

    I love your ‘Alyssa Princess of Wotsit’ rose. Love those blotches at the centre. Lychnis coronaria is a favourite.

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  5. Currently got a single flower on my Lychnis Coronaria. Stunning vibrant little flowers once it gets going. Plenty have self seeded from last year.

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  6. The Lychnis chalcedonica is fantastic!

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  7. janesmudgeegarden says:

    Beautiful rose, that first one: a lovely memory of your cat.

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