Six on Saturday 27-4-24

Brghhhh, just back from a chilly trip to the Western Isles of Scotland, and returned to my chilly central Scotland garden to discover there have been frosts and really cold winds here too. Makes me feel a bit better about not planting my tatties yet. Am trying to keep warm by looking for cheering garden colour. Keep warm with me, by viewing my pinky-purply selection for this week’s #SixOnSaturday.

Periwinkle (vinca) are having a great spring, they seem to be impervious to the cold. A pretty flower on a plant that can become a huge thug, even grows through a cobbled path.

Camelia really are at their very best now, enjoying the cold, but not so much the frost. Either way, my huge old shrubs have flowered very well this season.

Previous garden custodians planted a range of azelea, which does very well here. I’m not sure I’d have chosen this shade, though the colours fit very well with the rest in today’s little collection.

Not much to say about primrose, other than it brings a little cheer, for a long while, and spread very nicely around the borders.

A delicate single tulip has appeared in the front border. Wonderful shape and form, but I can’t remember where it’s buddies went…mouse winter fodder? Even on its own, this one is a wonderful sight.

Last, POW…this year the honesty is going bonkers. Each plant is 1m high, this one is also 60cm wide. I wonder what I did right?

Thanks for viewing my pinky-purply picks for #SixOnSaturday this week. And thanks to those leaving comments on the blog – sorry if i don’t always get back to you on time! The blog is going well, but it would be great if more folk on Mastodon, or other parts of the Fediverse got into tooting a Six! Go on, its a much kinder form of social media, not controlled by crazy billionaires. All you need to do is find 6 things in your garden to show us. Then post on social, or add a link at Jim’s blog below. For regulars, our organiser is Jim at And I’m on mastodon

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