Six on Saturday-March 10th

My 'Six on Saturday'..... bearing in mind the garden is recovering from a difficult summer and there's not a lot to photograph.

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1. A much magnified shot of a tiny flower on my new crepe myrtle 'Diamonds in the Dark'.
1. A much magnified shot of a tiny flower on my new crepe myrtle 'Diamonds in the Dark'.

This little tree was only planted last Spring.  It flowered briefly in December, and now it's having another go.  It will grow to about 3 metres and and I think it will be an interesting addition to the garden with its unusual combination of colours.

2. The borders are filling up.
2. The borders are filling up.
3.  One perfect 'Madame A Meilland' bud.
3. One perfect 'Madame A Meilland' bud.
4. The flower of a new Hibiscus Syriacus.
4. The flower of a new Hibiscus Syriacus.
5. keeping a watchful eye on the garden.
5. keeping a watchful eye on the garden.
6. ‘Spirit of Peace’ was released by Meilland International of France in 1995, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the release of the famous Peace rose and mark the anniversary of the end of WWII.
6. ‘Spirit of Peace’ was released by Meilland International of France in 1995, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the release of the famous Peace rose and mark the anniversary of the end of WWII.

18 thoughts on “Six on Saturday-March 10th

  1. I love that hibiscus. It’s a plant I’ve never grown, but always admired. Your photo has reminded me to do some research and see if they would survive here!

    • The hibiscus syriacus is very tough, Sarah. It’s deciduous and survives very well here, and we get very heavy frosts, sometimes down to minus 7, although minus 2 or 3 is more common. No snow though……

  2. You’re making me miss the weather in Oz. We lived in Shellharbour for 2 years and came back to the UK last March. That Hibiscus is lovely.

    • We do have wonderful weather (especially in Shell Harbour!) most of the time, but where I am, in the Central Tablelands we’re a bit short of rain.

  3. There’s a lot in your garden (for a dry summer), but I daresay it’s the drought tolerant flowers/plants which you’ve photographed.

    Love that Hibiscus.

    • I’ve mostly tried to plant things that are drought tolerant, but I get a bit carried away sometimes and then make more work for myself with watering .

  4. I can relate to your getting “carried away”. Our garden was populated with drought proof plants by the previous owners. I just couldn’t resist roses and so on . . . Luckily, we’ve had a lot of rain this winter (Victoria, BC, Canada) and the reservoir is 99% full. Nevertheless, we will have watering restrictions again this summer if it’s anything like last summer.

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