Six on Saturday | Detail

This weekend I am on nursing duties, so not much time for gardening and blogging, but I took the opportunity to get outside in the garden this morning, whilst it was calm, with my 60mm macro lens to get a little closer to some of the pretty flowers which are blooming this week. I love seeing how intricate flowers are when you get really close. Click on an image to enlarge it.

  1. Geum coccineum ‘Koi. Lively orange flowers are held above downy, slightly scalloped, semi-evergreen foliage from early spring into summer.
  2. Cosmos Apollo Mix –  mix of white, blush pink, and deep rose pink shades, on top of feathery foliage. The daisy-like flowers waft in the breeze.
  3. Clematis texensis ‘Princess Kate’ has trumpet shaped flowers in a pinky-purple, with nice white centres. I grow this one at the side of my orangery where it gets sun most of the day, but the ground tends to be quite shady.
  4. Poppy. No idea what kind or where it came from. Possibly a seed mix I sowed a couple of years ago. The flowers look to be double and they only last a couple of days.
  5. Clematis ‘Prince Charles’. Another member of the royal family. It looks similar and is in the same group as ‘Perle d’Azur’, but doesn’t get as gangly, nor does it succumb to mildew. Raised in New Zealand, Clematis ‘Prince Charles‘ produces masses of mauve-blue flowers from mid-summer to early autumn. This one is in my ‘woodland border’ and in the shade until late afternoon.  It looks quite purple in this photo, but is actually much bluer.
  6. Sempervivum (Hen and chickens). I love the flowers on these plants, they are so other-worldly. The mother plant is already dying, but there are several chicks close by.
    I hope that wherever you are you are enjoying this warm weather. Cornwall is fabulous in the sunshine and I am sure the beaches are busy today. I on the other hand will be watching the tennis and popping out into the garden every now and then. When I am not making cups of tea or glasses of juice that is.

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Six on Saturday


  1. One Man And His Garden Trowel says:

    My Geum coccineum ‘Koi‘ hasn’t done too well this year for some reason – it had only a few flowers. Your cosmos look great. Mine have yet to take off but fingers crossed they will soon.

    1. Heyjude says:

      My Geums haven’t had many flowers but they were both relatively small plants. I do hope they bulk out.

  2. That is a lovely colour Geum. I have been looking out for it for some time. Your right about Sempervivum flowers they are other worldly.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I was late to Geums, but they are lovely plants.

  3. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Those are lovely. I recently saw a lovely deep peach geum, but yours is a lovely shade too. Hope your patient is feeling better.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have a peachy one, but that is not in flower at the moment. They are lovely plants. Thank you for your kind words, the patient will need some time to recover from an operation, but I am sure the Cornish air will help 🙂

  4. bushboy says:

    Another fabulous six Jude I love Sempervivum (Hen and chickens) too 🙂

  5. Su Leslie says:

    These are all beautiful images Jude. Hope the sunshine lasts and your patient’s recovery/healing is swift.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It was a lovely day. The patient is grateful for your thoughts.

  6. janesmudgeegarden says:

    The Sempervivens flower is stunning in closeup. I do hope mine, which I planted last year, will flower too. Glad you’re having sunny weather after all the spring rain.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It has been exceptionally dry here since the beginning of the month. Unusual for Cornwall, but I am sure as soon as the schools break up in a couple of weeks the weather will change!! 😆

  7. Flowers looked at closely are amazing. A lovely Six.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you, I love to get close up, but find it is usually too windy to use the macro lens.

  8. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Princess Kate looks lovely, she’s new to me!

    1. Heyjude says:

      New to me too, but I liked the trumpet shape. The flowers aren’t very big and not very many but hopefully she will get better each year, if I remember to cut it back in February!

  9. cavershamjj says:

    Think your poppy may be an opium poppy. I had red ones this year that looked just like those.

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