Six on Saturday 25-5-24

New blooms are all around as spring accelerates at the end of May. Here are a few of my favourites for this week’s #SixOnSaturday. I’ll start with a stonking dinner-plate sized flower, filling this corner of the garden as my white clematis blooms.

Much more delicate are the first tiny flowers on a diminutive little hardy geranium, each the size of a 10p piece. Wonderful detail in the darker pink veins on each petal.

A classic May bloom comes from the clematis montana that grace the stone walls of my old house.

Roses grow slowly here. this small flower in the first of the year, on a shrub that will produce a flush of tiny blooms soon (sadly not fragrant).

One of the last trees to blossom, quince is just coming out, and will enjoy the 2 days of endless rain we’ve just experienced (about 2cm per day!). I think this tree like to have damp feet, so here’s hoping for a few more fruit this year.

This year, I tried plonking a few camassia blubs in the very boggy, constantly wet, region next to the pond. They didn’t rot in the mud, they have instead delivered gorgeous flowers. The delicate lilac is set of by the what and yellow of the stamens and pollen. A complex and very beautiful flower.

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 25-5-24

  1. A classic but very charming clematis montana. A lack in my garden…
    You will see that Jim presented one with double flowers!

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