There is no theme to my Six on Saturday today, although if I could post fragrances that is what you be experiencing instead of six fairly random photos. I cannot even post pictures of the six things given me the greatest pleasure in the garden as there are just far too many of them to rank in any order of preference. After a wet week (great for the soil and the water butts but not so good for roses laden with blooms), my six range from one of many paths strewn with rose petals (above) to near perfect hostas:
… a glorious grouping of heuchera:
…flamboyant herbaceous poppies (see Chloris’ post for more of these):
…the first of the summer clematis, C ‘The Vagabond’ (several C viticella are on the point of joining the party):
…and finally, the exquisite rose I showed on Wednesday, Gertrude Jekyll, now opened to show a perfect ‘quartered rosette’. Moved from the gallery fence to the shrub border in the autumn, she is looking much happier already and will hopefully go from strength to strength in future seasons. Having flowered below par in her previous location, you may appreciate why I am thrilled to see such perfection. She smells pretty good too…
With garden openings this coming week this of necessity is a brief post; rest assured, all is well and everything is in hand (excluding the weather, over which I have no control) bar a few more cakes and keeping up with deadheading. I may not have time to read all my favourite Saturday Sixes but don’t let it stop you popping over to Jon the Propagator’s blog yourselves and checking them out.