The most exciting thing that has happened this week is I got a new iPhone 11 so I have been trying out the camera on this week’s six. It has a rather exciting zoom function which is perfect for snapping plants.
Do join in with The Propagator who invites us to feature six things from our garden each week. It is a brilliant way of documenting the changes in your garden throughout the year.
1. Iris ‘Indian Chief’
I bought this bearded iris a couple of years ago and it didn’t do very well in the first two years but it seems to have enjoyed the hot dry April followed by a hefty dose of rain and now has several flowers about to open up. I need to stake the little self sown damson tree behind which is leaning in to the iris.
2. Laurel flowers
I think this is an English laurel but others may know better. It has very pretty spires of white flowers against the dark green foliage.
3. Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’
Yes it’s here! I know that other sixers have been posting pictures of this excellent ‘doer’ for a while and this week the flowers finally came out on mine. You’ve been tangoed!
4. Heuchera ‘Little Cutie Peppermint’
I bought two Little Cutie heucheras last year: Peppermint and Coco. Both have come back up nicely but so far only Peppermint has flowers.
5. Aquilegia ‘Blue Barlow’
A recent purchase from our local micro nursery Fi’s Yard is this rich blue aquilegia. I have also bought its cousin Nora Barlow which has yet to flower.
6. Fig leaves
The leaves are appearing on our fig tree together with tiny fruit. Summer can’t be far behind!