Here we are in November and heading towards the end of the year and summer. The days have been warmer – and wetter – and the past week has seen an enormous amount of growth around the house. It looks a bit like a jungle to be honest! Anyway, it is time for Six on Saturday. Thanks once again to The Propagator for allowing us to share what is going on in our gardens. Check out the participant guide if you want to join in.
First up, it is a grey day but at least it is dry, so I have actually had a chance to get out and start potting out some of my new plants. Of course, I need more potting mix, but luckily there is some down in the car to pick up and hopefully get some more planting tomorrow. There is a lot that needs repotting too so lots of work still to do. (Just checked the weather and it looks like rain….).
I was surprised to see this spraxis I planted earlier this year. They do usually flower in late spring/early summer, but I had kind of given up on them as the plants were not looking that bright. Anyway, it is really pretty, especially with early morning rain drops!
Meanwhile, more nasturtiums appeared too this week. I never tire of them and have more seeds to plant too. I just love their shape and bright colours.
Next up, and also the featured image this week, are these beautiful bright red flowers on the pineapple sage. Long, elegant and quite pretty to look at.
At number five, a foxglove again. Ever since Fred, a French Gardener mentioned he thought the flowers look like whales, I have been trying to see the resemblance. I have obviously missed something 🙂
Finally….the oregano, mint, thyme, echinacea and the new sage are all looking good, one of my parsley plants has bolted and now the older rosemary plant is showing signs of needing some attention. And…the carrot top I planted out for fun is flowering. I should really move it on and use the pot for something else, but it fun to see what can be done from a carrot top and a saucer of water!
That is my colourful six 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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