Six on Saturday – 4th July 2020

So rain seems to be a common theme with some Six On Saturday participants this week. As a gardener it is hard to get the “right” weather. Back in April and May it was too dry and now it is too wet!!

So first this week, a rather wet bee. Poor bumblebees are not enjoying this weather and numbers are well down from earlier in the year when they were enjoying the sunshine.

Garden bumblebee on sage

2. Next Campanula, this one is about 80-90cm and often gets battered by the wind. So will need to tie up today as it is due to get windy tonight.

3. Fennel is good at capturing those little misty raindrops which we are having quite a bit of:)

4. We have blackcurrants, but we also have two hungry young blackbird who appear to be rather partial to them!

5. Yellow loosestrife

6. And finally Crocosmia lucifer.

Thank you to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.

20 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – 4th July 2020

    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Yes, we picked a kilogram of blackcurrants this evening, so to make sure we get our share as well

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  1. Eliza Waters

    Lovely six this week. We’ve been getting rain at last, too, now it doesn’t seem to want to stop. We’ve been humid with thundershowers for a week. The couple of inches has been most welcome, however.

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  2. cavershamjj

    i need to up my campanula game. i had a few plants but they’ve not made it through last winter for some reason. i have some seeds to sow in a month or two, so that’ll be a start. lovely photos, i especially like the crocosmia – no sign of flowers on mine yet.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      I seem to have more success with the larger campanulas which will even self seed. They are in my driest, warmest area though, which may be a help.

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