Six on Saturday 01.10.22

October already…and we are well into spring now. The days are longer, there are flowers everywhere and hay fever sufferers are really noticing the season. Meanwhile, chez Löfgren, there is not a lot new to report really…time I got ‘summer ready’ as they say. 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.

First up where we ended last week and those hellebores. Sorry for the ‘hellebore spam’ but I love them.

Next week I am hoping I can show you some tulips. This is how one of them is looking right now. The second pot is quite far behind, so fingers crossed for flowers.

Next up, the last few daffodils are still blooming, but they are really at an end now. All I need is a day with no rain when I am not at work to get things tidied up.

And so to a weed or a plant I am not sure about. I know I posted this last year, but can’t remember what the consensus was as to the name for this very pretty yellow flower popping up from the variegated leaf that just spreads all around part of the area near the upstairs back door.

At number five, there are still quite a few camellias around, such as this one in front of the house. There are still a few flowers on the magnolia, and there are masses of buds on the rhododendron – pictures of that in a couple of weeks hopefully.

Finally, the ajugas are looking gorgeous, their beautiful blue flowers adding joy to our days.

That’s all from me folks for this week. 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 Ajuga photo. That mystery plant is Lamium maculatum, my mother called them Aluminum Foil Plants, they are frightfully easy to grow. I like them and always had some in the garden when living further north.


  1. Gosh, tulips. Spring really is cracking on over there. Your little yellow flower with the speckled leaves looks like a yellow variety of my Lamium ‘White Nancy’ (a spotted dead nettle). Bear with… Just done some googling and I wonder if it might be Lamium galeobdolon (Yellow Archangel)?

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  2. Lamium galeobdolon variegatum, Yellow archangel. Nothing remotely angelic about it, it comes from hell not heaven. Very invasive weed here which I’ve been trying and failing to get rid of for 30 years. We have a Camellia overlap, I have a first outdoor flower as of yesterday. Your Ajuga spikes look enormous, I thought it was a Salvia at first.

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    1. I remember you identified it last year…thanks for that! The yellow archangel was contained for a while but is spreading again.

      Our camellias are finishing now, but the bush in front of the house seems to keep going for longer than the others.


  3. It is slightly depressing to think of our winter coming as your summer approaches but it is lovely to see your spring flowers and think that we will see ours again when the dark days are past.

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