Six on Saturday 8-6-24

Now that it’s June, my garden is bursting with colour and I’m fighting to keep on top of deadheading those plants who have done their thing. What to show you for #SixOnSaturday? It was hard to choose, so I’ve gone for a vague colour theme…..pinky-purples it is!

First up, the form of alliums can be almost perfect. This one shows off via a sphere of tiny stars, absolutely gorgeous.

Sometimes a slim splash of colour can really make a flower a joy. In the pond, we host a healthy population of Japanese water iris. This one, almost white, with a flick of purple, draws one in. It’s possible to gaze at this for a good while, somehow gently restful.

In a much drier area, 1m tall phlox offer a sweet smell and a cloud of fluffy pale lilac colour.

I am a huge fan of hardy geranium. This is one of my favourites, splashing it’s brightness around. Only in the warest year (probably not this one) can I get this variety to give a second flush of colour, but I will try later.

Another iris really caught my eye this week. I don’t have many of these, yet they pop right out against the green of the garden. A very different feel from the gentle beauty above, this one is bopping at a party.

Last this week, some of my huge poppies have spread to different parts of the garden. This one has showed as a pale pink bloom. Each flower is the size of my hand. Wow.

Did you like my pinky-purple colourful early summer selection for #SixOnSaturday this week? Hope you enjoyed the blooms. 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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