I am an infrequent contributor to Six on Saturday hosted by The Propagator Blog but coming back from my holiday and welcomed by a glorious display of colour on the patio I have to share them with you.1. My Container Garden It wasn’t deliberate that the brights are on one side and the gentle shades are on the other, somehow it just developed that way.2. Gentle bluesThe above container has hidcote lavender, white petunia, scaevola and brachyscome. I had been looking for a Salvia when making up the planting but it wasn’t in the garden centre at the time so I plumped for the lavender.3. Black and whiteThis is my black and white pot with petunia ‘black velvet’, angelonia ‘carrara’, the beautiful vanilla scented nemesia ‘Wisley vanilla’ and calibrachoa ‘black cherry’. 4. SunshineI call this my sunshine pot. It needs much more attention than the others because the bidens need regular deadheading and, as you can see, having been away there is a lot of deadheading to do. I have overplanted it with the bidens ‘charm’ so that is another job to thin it out. The other plants are dahlietta ‘coby’ and a trailing golden lysymachia. 5. All the CoralsI found a beautiful coral ‘pelargonium’ in the garden centre tucked behind loads of reds so grabbed it quickly and hunted around for matching plants. I came away with a trailing verbena ‘peaches and cream’ and calibrachoa ‘orange’ .6. A Rockery collectionThe last of my six is a small collection of rockery plants. My patio is south facing and bakes in sunshine all day, apart from a couple of hours in the middle of the day when the sun is behind the trees, so this little collection are more than happy. There is a white osteospermum, a very pretty lewisia in shades of pink to peach flowers and an armeria ‘ballerina lilac’.That’s my Six on Saturday for this week. Hop over to The Propagator Blog to check out the Six on Saturday posts from other bloggers.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve stepped up to the plate when it comes to photography challenges, so I was excited to feel stirred into action with this new monthly challenge.
I have just scraped in this month. Today, Sunday, is a very dank and drear, which makes taking photos even more of a challenge as the soggy lawn squished under foot, however these capture the garden in winter at the end of January.
If you are interests in joining in check out Small blue green flowers where you can find all the details. Next month, February is ‘monochrome’.