It’s a quick six from me this week. Unexpected and most welcome visitors have claimed some time: a very enjoyable visit to the local growers’ market was a lovely way to spend the morning. Locally grown olives and bottles of olive oil, wine for which the town and its environs are famous, delicious baked goods, bouquets of native flowers, handmade soaps, cordials, succulents, jams and relishes all featured in the stalls surrounding the rotunda in a green and leafy park. An especially sunny morning, so welcome after the wet, grey days spread happiness and sparkle over all.
The first of my six, below, features Bidens ‘Bee Happy Red’ which has just begun to bloom in amongst the Heucheras. I’m hoping it won’t be swamped: I didn’t realise how big the Heucheras would get.
Next, Penstemons are starting to flower. This one, from a mixed punnet has no name, but it does have a pretty cream throat.
Number three today is Erigeron ‘Sea Breeze’ which is forming a healthy clump and threatening to engulf some of the smaller garden members.
Callistemon viminalis ‘Dawson River Weeper’ (slightly past its best) is covered in flowers and providing nectar for local birds.
At number five, the fig tree. It’s full of very healthy figs. I dislike having to net it, because the netting isn’t an attractive feature in the garden, but I’ll have to do it soon. Those figs will be a temptation for birds and bats before too long.
Number six: Standing like a platoon of soldiers at attention, alliums are set to flower in the next week or so.
Those are my six for this week. Six on Saturday is linked to Jim at Garden Ruminations. If you would like to see what is happening in other gardens click on this link.
Weather today: Gloriously sunny. So welcome after a week when one morning temperature fell to 1 degree Celsius. 9 to 26 degrees C.
Happy gardening, everyone.