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Six on Saturday

As we head toward the longest day of the year things seem extra busy in the garden.

First this week the appropriately named green shield bug, here a pair mating on the red currants.

2. It is a while since I posted a photo of a bumblebee. Here a garden bumblebee enjoying the delphinium.

3. The day lily seemed to take ages to open but they are finally here.

4. It is pretty windy again today which I hope won’t affect the mange tout which are
doing nicely but not quite flowering yet.

5. Common spotted orchids in the wildflower meadow.

6. You may remember the red and yellow Aquilegia, well they have joined with the white ones. They are giving a great display of colour.

Thanks to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday

Six on Saturday

Work has been busy, so garden jobs are mounting up, but thankfully many things just go on doing their thing, without my help.

So here are this week’s Six on saturday.

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Lupins

I love many of the old cottage garden flowers and have lupins in blue, pink and purple. Always popular with bumblebees.

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Geranium

This lovely small purple Geranium was given to me by a friend.  It isn’t in the best place,  hidden behind some sage plants,  so need to either propagate more plants or move.

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Lavender

All herbs are good pollinator plants and this lavender doesn’t appear to get as leggy as other varieties.

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Aquilegia

The blue ones seem to have gone over very quickly, but this one is still giving a good display. Single flower varieties will be used by bumblebees.

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Guem

Always ready to add a dash of colour.

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Bugle, Ajuga

The native bugle is a great little bee plant. This cultivated form has lovely dark crimson leaves and it readily spreads if you let it.

 

Thanks to The Propagator for hosting