Six on Saturday 22-6-24

Amidst the bewlidering colour and growth in my still-chilyl Scottish garden, it is sometimes easy to overlook the value of white. Until the gloaming arrives (and there’s lots of that just 2 days after the summer solstice), when white really pops out. So to celebrate the peak of astronomical summer, my #SixOnSaturday feature white blooms this week (with the odd hint of colour).

The glorious foxglove will start the show, with dots of brown/purple to welcome in the pollinating bees.

A large garage wall, built from local stone, is the structure that a huge climbing geranium grows up. Just now it is a blur of gentle colour and fragance, and the occasional flurry of pigeons and blackbirds diving into the thick foliage to nest.

Wild daisies pop up all over the garden. These are probably from windblown seeds, as to be found in local field boundaries. About 1m high at times, they provide a bright splash of colour, even though they do tend to flop.

Hardy geranium have exploded this year. I do like this one. it forms a big mound, about 50cm x 50cm, and flowers it’s socks off.

Lovely lupins have been battered by recent storms. Some are still glowing. I’ll chop them down when finished, in the hope that they might bloom again.

For my last bloom this week, the water iris have lasted for many weeks this year. Here’s one against its watery backdrop. I love the gentle curves and the hint of purple along each petal.

I hope you enjoyed my pure midsummer 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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