Six on Saturday 27.11.21

Here we are at the end of November already, and in four weeks time we will be celebrating Christmas Eve or Julafton with friends, family and lots of food and drink. In the meantime, the plants have gone mad, growing at a tremendous rate and surrounding us with green at an alarming rate. Anyway, thanks to The Propagator who encourages us to share what is going on in our gardens in all parts of the world. Check out the participant guide if you want to join in.

At number 1, the first dahlia. My new plants are still looking strong and healthy, so fingers crossed for more flowers.

Next up, the camellia in front of the house which is just covered in flowers still. The steps to the house need daily sweeping thanks to fallen blooms. So lovely even though the bush could do with a good tidy up by someone with a long ladder, a good head for heights and the knowledge to do it properly.

In third place, more rock lilies, renga renga lily or arthropodium cirratum. They are everywhere just now, with their lovely delicate flowers.

Over to “herb corner”, and there are still some lovely chive flowers to add to salad. The supermarket mint with small leaves is doing surprisingly well, and at least one of the tarragon plants produces enough to use in the kitchen. I also spotted a couple of tiny, ripe wild strawberries on Friday too.

Also growing fast are the few sunflowers I planted and now need to be moved on. The hymenocallis has grown every time I look at it.

The buds are beginning to appear on the alstroemerias – not long to the flowers appear.

That is my six this week, and as usual, I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s beautiful gardens in other parts of the world. Hope you are all well and enjoying your gardens in whatever the season is with you. 

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    1. This dahlia flowered far longer than I expected and is now starting early – no complaints though! Most of the camellias are finished now, but the one in the post flowers later and keeps on going for ages. Again, no complaints!


    1. Tarragon – three weeks ago I was wondering what to do with a very poor looking plant. One of the plants has sprung into life, the other one is looking very shaggy and I might just give up on it. I could say ‘partial shade’ but honestly, I wish I knew!


      1. French Tarragon (the tastiest) needs a sunny spot and well-drained soil. They hate cold wet roots which is why I can rarely overwinter mine. The top will die off, but should regrow in the spring. I tend to treat it as an annual.

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        1. I think the rock lilies are really pretty with heir cascading flowers. My dahlias are way behind in flowering, and I think I have lost a couple this year. Your herbs are looking good. My chives also surprised me with flowers, and my new alpine strawberries have been fruiting erratically.

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