The garden is looking a little worse for wear after all the basic maintenance that’s just been done: pruning, weeding, mulching. There are however little pops of colour scattered through the garden to draw the eye. After the usual weekend chores I will be relaxing and doing some armchair travel around the globe to have a peep at what other gardeners are doing in their gardens. The host of these Six on Saturday memes is The Propagator, so pop over to his blog, have a look in the comments section for the gardening links, and if you’re inspired to join in, then check out the participant guide here.
Apologies for the poorer quality of photos this week! I used my iPad, not my camera.
The pink Camellia has finished flowering but the red Camellia is still loaded with blooms. it adds a lovely bright splash of colour in the top most corner of the garden.
2. Streptosolen (Marmalade bush)
These plants have an open, arching and scraggly appearance, but when they flower they add a sunny splash of colour to the garden. Definitely a redeeming factor for keeping them.
3. Pot of colour
I have a couple of pots of flowering plants scattered around the garden to brighten things up. This particular pot has a yellow Gerbera, and a red flowering New Guinea Impatience with beautiful deep bronze foliage.
The Osteospermum plants are flowering prolifically in the garden, adding some softer colour tones.
The Azaleas are just starting to bloom. The bushes that are planted in the ground, such as the one below, were in the garden when we arrived.
In patches along the borders of the garden beds are viola, phlox and Angelonias, which add a splash of colour through the garden.
Until next Saturday, here’s wishing you all a happy gardening week! Stay safe!