Six on Saturday: the Brief

Every Saturday Jon the Propagator invites readers of his blog to share six pictures of things in their garden. The brief is simple, and my simple six are brief, starting with a clutch of fluffy seedheads on Clematis ‘Gypsy Queen’, her season coming to an abrupt end rather earlier than usual (above), and a perfect new bloom on Dahlia ‘Pink Petticoat’ below:

These pretty and delicate little blooms, a cultivated form of Lychnis floscuculi I think, are rather lost in the border. I think they came via blogging friend Noelle, either from seed or plantlet – perhaps you could remind me Noelle?

Like Monty Don, I am not keen on begonias, but have to admit that I can’t fault the flowering power of those below:

Clematis jouiniana ‘Praecox’, although far from being a favourite either, is probably at the peak of her flowering season now, her sprawling form well-speckled with those dirty lavender blooms:

Finally, here is dwarf floribunda Rosa ‘Baby Faurax’, having a second flush of her properly purple little blooms:

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12 Responses to Six on Saturday: the Brief

  1. tonytomeo says:

    Clematis jouiniana ‘Praecox’ bloom almost resembles some sort of citrus bloom. I thought that I recognized it for a second.

  2. Rosie Amber says:

    I love that Dahlia, the two tone colours are wonderful.

  3. Your garden pictures are lovely, and your love of gardening rings through.

  4. Pauline says:

    Lovely selection as usual, like your dahlia and clematis. The rose is an amazing colour!

  5. You have some beauties there–thanks for sharing. ‘Praecox’ sure is a fascinating bloom!

  6. Heyjude says:

    You make me smile with your ‘ dirty lavender blooms’ – I think that is a rather delicate shade of violet-blue and looks rather charming. You know what they say, don’t have anything in your garden you don’t love…

    • Cathy says:

      Yes, you are right of course, Jude, and I do hoik things out for that reason – with the begonias i was really hoping for an orange one with smaller flowers, which I could tolerate more easily, but couldn’t find what I wanted when it came to it. I now need to decide if I want to keep the corms, although if I don’t want to reuse them I can sell them when we open the garden next year. As for the clematis, it needs a better location as it now sprawls over other things

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