Six on Saturday 11-5-24

Thank goodness I have a lovely garden to enjoy the peak of springtime. I’m 3 months on from hip surgery and my consultant this week ‘is very happy with progress’. Wish I was, still nowhere near walking straight nor onto my bike. But I am able to hobble round the garden: the slow pace does make for some long detailed looking. This week, I’ve been looking at bright colours and crisp forms for #SixOnSaturday, barely a theme, but I love all these flowers.

A wildflower that I have let spread, looks cool and crisp, and is edible too. Wild garlic flowers are great in a salad.

Another wildflower dots itself around the garden in drifts of yellow and orange. The Welsh poppy. This ones comes with a passenger, my first sighting of an orange-tip butterfly this year. I am impressed by how similar the colour of flower and butterfly are.

A soon-to-be edible is my third choice. Apple blossom is late this year, though as full of promie as ever. No late frosts to get to the harvest, so far!

Its not my fault that my garden hosts Spanish, rather than the native, British bluebells. They are thugs, but hard not to love them.

The second of my huge rhododendrons is in bloom. A crisp white, with clusters of little gold flecks acting as a pollen guide for bees.

Last, I picked up a gorgeous candelabera primula a couple of years ago. It really loves the very boggy area next to the pond. Seems to be growing and spreading. A fabulous colour, set off wonderfully against the blue-grey furry stems and the greens of the soon-to-flower water iris.

I hope you enjoyed my colourful spring garden 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

1 thought on “Six on Saturday 11-5-24

  1. This candelabra primula is so beautiful! A colour that I don’t have in this variety.
    I love that rhodo too. In nice weather, the flowers stay a long time… but not if it rains too hard. We can enjoy all rhodos and azaleas right now

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