Six on Saturday 02.04.22

It has been a beautiful day here in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington with blue skies and bright sunshine. There was a bit of fog down at the water during the week which disrupted flights, a bit of rain early Wednesday morning and quite a bit of sun. The clocks go back this weekend, so it really is autumn now. As it is Saturday, it is time for Six on Saturday when The Propagator 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.

A few repetitions this week I am afraid. Let’s start this week with the nasturtiums, which continue to bring a smile to my face. I’m collecting seeds to for pickling still, and secretly planting a few too.

At number two, progress with the echinacea…on Wednesday it was covered with rain drops and a little spider’s web between the petals, today it looks like the picture below. Another joy in the garden.

Still on Wednesday, I spotted this bejewelled curry plant….which today looked like this without the rain drops. There is beauty all around us if we just look!

Still in herb corner, I’m making use of all the tarragon just now in the kitchen, as well as the small amount of parsley that I still have and some lovely oregano that is lovely just to smell as well as use.

At number five, the glory that is Japanese anemones. They are really at their peak right now and look stunning, come rain or shine.

To end this week, the tecomanthe speciosa or Three Kings Vine. I am afraid this will be featured for a few more weeks as the flowers slowly unfurl.

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. I love secret sowing! It’s my specialty both in my garden and in that of others. The photo of the curry plant with all these droplets is really amazing, it’s a success: bravo!

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  2. I am pleased to report we are experiencing some light autumn showers which have encouraged zinnias to flower – rather late – and the nasturtium seeds I planted months ago to finally push up some leaves. Yours are still looking so beautiful.

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  3. “There is beauty all around us if we just look.” Indeed. The curry plant is magnificent with and without its gem stones. And I keep loving the Three Kings Vine. You present it in such interesting and whimsical moods!

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