Six on a hopeful Saturday

I’m putting this post together on Saturday evening in the UK when it has become clear that Joe Biden is newly elected as POTUS. Like many others around the world I’m finding this news a hopeful relief, and wishing the best for a peaceful transfer and a bright new year.

Here’s a few bright blooms from the garden to mark the day.

  1. Mock orange blossom is the common name for Philadelphus, a shrub from central and northern America that has a sweet spicy scent, and is a common feature of English suburban gardens and can be found in flower almost all year round.
  2. Treacle-berry, Leycesteria formosa, aka the Himalayan honeysuckle, or flowering nutmeg, Himalaya nutmeg, granny’s curls or pheasant berry, is a deciduous shrub in the family Caprifoliaceae, native to the Himalaya and southwestern China. The birds love to feed on the sugary berries of this beautiful bush.
  3. Heuchera is type of saxifrage, native to North America, with evergreen colourful leaves that is an absolute star at this time of year.
  4. Honeysuckle: Another well established flowering perennial that the insects make a beeline to at this time of year.
  5. Nasturtium. Still going strong. Had some of these in a salad today, very tasty and bright.
  6. Finally, for this week’s six, a collection of winter flowering cyclamen brightenng up a border. With a little luck these could last past christmas.

Thats it from me for this week. Find loads more garden collections of Six on Saturday at the propagators blog.

I hope your plans and plants are coming along well

Jen x

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