Six on Saturday 21.05.22

We are still without hot water would you believe…Wednesday looks to be the day all will be restored, provided the new gas meter is installed. Keep your fingers tightly crossed! Anyway, 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.

I don’t have anything new really to report this week, but (just) managed to find six things anyway, though the last one is maybe a bit of a cheat. First up, the weather, which deserves a mention. Wednesday was glorious, with warm sunshine and no need for a coat as I discovered walking in the city. And then it turned….to rain and wind and we were woken by a thunderstorm on Friday morning. Today it has been bright and sunny again, but you can really feel a chill in the air as winter approaches. You can see the colour of the sky earlier today below and in the featured image at the top of the post.

At number two, the mahonia, with signs of the flowers turning to berries and a little visitor enjoying a feast on the last flowers.

So to this week’s camellias, with flowers from one bush still in abundance and lots of fat buds waiting to pop on all the other bushes. The bright pink certainly cheers up the garden on grey days.

In herb corner, the little echinacea is still coming along, signs of new lavender on a couple of my plants and rosemary flowers in abundance. I’ve got lots of oregano, thyme and parsley for use in the kitchen too.

At number five, this week’s tecomanthe speciosa or Three Kings Vine spot. I think it looks like being at peak flowering.

Finally, dusk today. I know…not really in the garden but as I was typing this up I realised I only had five things, and it was too late to find something else to photograph outside…promise to be better organised next week!

So, 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. Lovely! And why not add the photo of dusk, it it all part of the cycle of nature. We had a thunder storm too, with a lots of lightening, my son captured a bolt of it on camera.

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  2. The Prop’s rules are “Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything, you decide!”
    Your dusk photo was taken from in a garden and includes trees so no cheating whatsoever.

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  3. The feature photo is wonderful, the mahonia (and buzzing friend) made me smile, and, well, the Three Kings Vine still delights! I’m glad you had sunshine among the storms — and perhaps by now hot water?? Your posts brighten my day.

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