Six on Saturday – 27 April 2019
I had such good intentions of posting my six on Saturday post yesterday. I took the photos in the morning despite Storm Hannah gusting her way across the garden sending my neighbours fence off down his garden. But then it all went pear shaped and I caught my foot in a pile of bed linen sitting waiting for the washing machine – I went flying but got back up and limped on with the housework only to stub the same toe on the stair riser at which point I burst into tears and was told by my son to just stop.
It really knocked the stuffing out of me so even sitting writing a blog post seemed to much until this evening. My biggest worry is that I am off on my travels a week tomorrow with quite a bit of walking so I do hope the bruised toe will be better by then. Whilst my toe is a bluey purple the garden is very blue at the moment with the camassias in full bloom.
I love camassias; they do really well in my garden possibly because of the clay soil but it may also be that they are in a slope so good drainage. They have been multiplying for a number of years now and I really need to thin some out. I did add a few a couple of weeks back to the front garden but the lesson I learnt was that camassias don’t transfer well when they are about to flower. However, they should look great next year.
But its not all Camassias the Deutzia has just started flowering and as ever is looking stunning. I inherited it when I bought the house 13 years ago and every year it never fails to deliver a wealth of flowers.
Last week I showed you Tulip China Town in bud and now its flowering, I think it looks more stunning in bud but its still pretty gorgeous.
And finally, the flowers on the Melianthus major is still unfurling. The leaves are looking a little frazzled but the flowers are quite wonderful in their weird way.
Those of my highlights this week, next week I’m anticipating the Dutch Iris will be flowering.
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