This rose is from a bargain bare root plant that I bought at Woolworths a long time and several gardens ago. It’s come with me from place to place, and when it flowers it’s like seeing an old friend.
It’s Saturday, so it’s time to share six things from the garden that caught my eye today.
First up was the bees on the treacleberry. This is leycesteria formosa, aka Himalayan honeysuckle, aka treacleberry. It’s popular with birds as well as bees and buzzing all day long.
Next the pond, which has beautiful clear water thanks to the thoughtful planting and care that my lovely husband has put into into looking after this pond. It’s just over a year old, and while at times the water has been murky it’s now crystal clear and this raised pond is frequently visited by thirsty creatures.
Third is the sweetcorn patch, which is now a few feet high and starting to flower. I’ve not grown corn before, so this is very exciting.
Thing four is the scorched lawn. I won’t share the picture of the crispy vegetables, but one of the smaller veg planters didn’t make it through the heatwave and we need to plant a new batch of chard and spinach. Nor will I share the images of the brambles going wild all over the place.
Thing five and six are ripening fruits. The apples on the tree are turning red, and the blueberries are going blue, which is a satisfying process to observe.
I’ve sneaked in a seventh, of the seats on the deck, with those fabulously unsubtle hanging baskets of petunias, and pink roses which seem just about ready to flop, in front of the washing on the line. It may be strange to like the look of laundry, but I do enjoy seeing the sheets billow in the sunshine.
I should probably get another load on.
See more garden selections at the Propagator’s blog: Six on Saturday.
And have a lovely weekend