Again, it is Saturday and I am creating a six piece showcase of my garden at the moment; the week has gone by very fast and I have finished quite a lot of the projects that were needing doing around the backyard (Garden Update )
This week, things have been growing quite fast so I have been tying up and back and around all the different vines and things growing with the warm weather.
Purple podded flowers from last week are now actually purple pods; you can’t actually see in the photo but they have a gold shimmer in the sun which adds to the awesome colour of these pods.
Speaking of vining, Achocha are growing with all the tendtrils it can and this week I saw that it actually has tiny fruit. I have never grown these so I don’t actually know what the flowers look like; these look like the flower is yet to open as I saw one that had a finished bloom, maybe that one will grow into a ‘fat baby’
Two new clematis flowers; the giant red is a new purchase called ‘Rebecca’ apparently a rare colour as most are pastel colours. The purple one is a B&Q special unknown but pretty all the same; the flower is on the smaller side about half the size of the red one.
A solitary honey lily (not a lily but actually a type of garlic or Allium) has appeared in the garden; I planted out quite a few last year but they were under the old tree and I guess the heavy shade (so heavy, rain couldn’t reach the soil) and the renovation was unfortunately a dampener on the growth. There are at least 5 plants that have come up but hopefully, next year they will actually all bloom.
Keeping with the coloured theme, furry baby apples; last couple of weeks the tree was covered in blooms and now most have turned into baby apples. I think I might have to thin some as the tree probably won’t grow them well otherwise. Any suggestions on how to choose which to get rid of?
More peonies, they may not be tulips as many have overloaded my twitter feed with but I like them from start to finish. The fade to pink and white is a nice reason to keep the flowers around past their prime.
Head over to The Propagator to see more of the ‘sixy’ Saturday delights. Hope you enjoy your weekend and the garden continues to be productive.