It has been a warm week, with the thunderstorm that was predicted for Thursday afternoon fizzling out. One of our little chickens, Teacup, is not well and has lost a lot of body mass. She is on a 10-day course of antibiotics, and we are hoping that she will shows signs of improvement soon. In the garden plants are growing nicely and filling up all the available spaces with new shoots and leaves. My seedlings are almost ready to transplant into smaller pots where they will stay until they are strong enough to be planted out into the garden. The young plants I received from two online nurseries have been repotted and are all flourishing. This has encouraged me to place two more online orders for a few more plants. And now for this weeks Six on Saturday, with a special thank you to The Propagator for allowing us to share our weekly Six on Saturdays. To find out more, please visit his blog!
The first in this week’s Six is a beautiful Coleus I bought just prior to winter. I took a number of cuttings from it, and those that survived have been planted out into shady locations in the garden. They make great filler plants, and their colour draws the eye and shows off the adjacent foliage.
Secondly, another Hippeastrum. The white flowering ones have almost finished, and this one is the next in line to brighten the garden. It seems as if I only have one of these plants, while there must be about 5 white flowering plants.
Thirdly is a Kangaroo Paw, Anigozanthos manglesii, has sent up a few flower spikes, and I’m waiting impatiently for the buds to open. This is the first ever Kangaroo Paw I have grown, and it started off as a tube stock plant bought at a local farmers market in nearby Yandina.
In fourth place is the Brindabella rose ‘Eyes for You’. This is a floribunda rose, and is the first in the Eyeopener rose series from Brindabella.
The lovely hardy succulent ground cover Lampranthus has just started to flower with delicate pink flowers. It is ideal for sunny positions. It should continue flowering right into summer.
The final plant for the week is Plectranthus tomentosa (I think!), a pretty hardy plant that grows readily in sun or semi-shade conditions. The flowers are rather pretty, and if you brush against the plant it releases a distinct aroma. It can form quite a dense clump, and is easily propagated from cuttings.
That is all from me for this week. To everyone, here’s wishing you happy gardening during the week!