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Six on Saturday – 21 August 2021

The weather here has turned autumnal, but sunny weather is to return next week or so the weather men tell us.

A quick Six on Saturday this week. First soapwort which has got somewhat battered by the thunder showers.

Next are runner beans – they are not thriving this year. I think it may be mainly the weather (often quite cold) that is not suiting them.

Onions are also disappointing. The one hot week of weather we had sent a lot to seed early and they never got very big.

Cucumbers on the other hand are doing pretty good.

While the wasps have some reason taken a fancy to the raspberries.

I was going to show you my caterpillar munched Brussel sprout plants but instead a carder bee picture to finish in a positive note!

Six on Saturday – 12th June 2021

Mid June – and like The Propagator my garden “has been running away from me” too. Weeds everywhere but particular the vegetable path. So I am not going to show you that – just some pretty flowers (and a few insects) instead!

First this week a pink geranium – sorry don’t have a name, with a visiting hoverfly (Rhingia campestris).

Next one of my favourite June combinations – buttercup and red campion – these are both flowering under the hedge.

Delphiniums are another summer favourite – just coming out now.

The garden is busy with bees at the moment – always a joy to see. The white tailed bumblebees seem to particularly like the lupins.

Sitting on the lupin leaf I spotted this lovely blue damselfly too.

And finally this week a red and yellow aquilegia. The white tailed bumbles also like this one.

Thank you to The Propagator for hosting Six On Saturday.

Six on Saturday – 5th June

It seems this year I am just growing weeds! Work is busy and time in the garden is short – but thankfully the flowers are still doing their best, despite my neglect.

First this week – Iris – with raindrops

2. Another blue this time Aquilegia

3. For three, also comes in blue but I have white Jacob’s ladder.

4. One of two self-seeded foxgloves. These ones are much happier than the ones I planted into the flower bed.

5. The meadow is coming on – buttercups are dominating but the ox-eye daisies are not far behind.

6. And finally this week – some male early bumblebees about – note their really yellow body and face.

Thank you to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.