Six on Saturday 09.04.22

On Thursday, as I was waiting for the bus after my Pilates class, I could really smell autumn in the air. I can’t really explain it or describe it, but there was a real autumnal feel in the air. Today is Saturday and therefore 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.

First up, while there is still a decent display of Japanese anemones, they are coming to and end, with their amazing brilliant green seed heads now taking over. They still wave gracefully in the wind, greeting us coming home.

Next up, the gorgeous echinacea flower as featured last week, just because it is so beautiful, and the surprise appearance of new flowers on the lavender known as boysenberry due to the colour of the flowers.

It wasn’t the only surprise I spotted this week. The camellia bush whose roots are actually in our neighbours’ garden, not only has buds, but also the signs of flowers. I’ve tried to look back on when this plant flowered last year but am unsure. Meanwhile the bush in front of the house needs some professional attention as it has grown so much it now touching the upper part of the house.

And so to number 4, which is supposed to be of the fatsia, which is covered in flowers. Still, it shows what the garden at the side looks like in autumn…and spring, summer and winter.

The marigolds that grew from seeds I thought past their best are still growing strong, and evidence that it pays to at least give things a chance. I was just about to pull up the little cornflowers that hadn’t flowered, when I saw buds and now I have one little gorgeous blue flower.

Finally, the tecomanthe speciosa or Three King’s Vine in all its glory – no words necessary I don’t think.

A bit brief this week, but that is my six this week. No nasturtiums this week – hopefully they will be back next Saturday! 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. Seeing the tecomanthe flower on Instagram this morning I said to myself: “that’s it, it’s ready!… It should have been in your Six this weekend” and it is! Always happy to see it again among your choices

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  2. I do believe that you can smell the different seasons, I was sniffing Spring here only recently, and summer has its own heated smell. So I know what you mean about smelling autumn.

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  3. The scent of autumn! You’ve summoned it for me, even though we’re moving in the opposite direction here. And I love your image of the flowers welcoming you home. That’s what they do!

    Finally, thanks to you, I’m getting good at spotting the Three Kings Vine in all its forms. I recognized it immediately on your feature photo!

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