Six on Saturday | Late October

Nothing much has changed in my garden this week, the Hosta is looking very sorry for itself, the Asters have finished flowering and all the Cosmos have been removed and binned. Some bulbs have been planted, but most of them are from last year so I don’t know if anything will come of them. I am still waiting for some tulips to arrive to plant up the zinc container. Storm Barbara arrived on Wednesday, but it was just wet here, no major winds for a change. Electric work has been completed and we have fully working lights and a cooker hob again!

So lets have a quick look at  different gardens, in this case the lovely Morrab and Penlee Gardens in Penzance which we visited recently.

Here you can find wonderful sub-tropical plants and loads of colour pretty much all year round. Featuring here are Sedum (Hylotelephium), Tibouchina urvilleana (Princess Flower or Purple Glory Bush), Antirrhinum (Snapdragons), Gingers and the lovely Myrtle blossom. And a bench from which to admire them, backed by Banana trees.

As always, if you want a peek over other people’s garden walls then please pop over to our host, the lovely Jon, AKA ‘The Propagator’ where you find links to many more wonderful garden enthusiasts from all over the world.

See here for the participant’s guide.

Six on Saturday

And given that all these images are square I am linking it as “The Floral Kind” to Becky.  KindaSquare is the theme this month as Becky is hoping we might, in the final squares of 2020, encourage and promote kindness.  A year I don’t think any of us will forget in a hurry. If you would like to join in then visit the link.


  1. A very pretty Six showing some lovely plants! Interesting to see the sub-tropical plants

    1. Heyjude says:

      There are a lot of southern hemisphere plants in the Cornish gardens. One reason why I love it down here.

      1. I can understand that!

  2. fredgardener says:

    It couldn’t have been easy this week …Glad these electrical issues are fixed. The garden looks very pretty with these exotic plants that I love. The tibouchina is a complicated plant to grow around here , but it’s part of my projects …

    1. Heyjude says:

      Only wish these plants were in my garden. I’m too exposed for a lot of the tender ones.

  3. My hostas have yellowed off now. I’ll give the leaves a few more days then probably clear as cyclamen coming through underneath some of them. I have tulips Alice picked but need to get some more compost to plant up. I think I’m just goign to do a few pots this year. Not going mad on the tulip front unless I find some amazing options in the sales trolley.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’m only doing 2 new pots of tulips this year. See if any of the last ones reappear. My cyclamen have finished flowering already!

  4. janesmudgeegarden says:

    Nearly missed your six as I found it in my reader this morning. They’re a beautiful lush set of six, and indicative of the rather different climate in Cornwall, I guess. Tibouchinas are very vibrant: there’s one we pass on the way to Sydney and it’s placed next to a bright pink oleander. They make an electrifying show!

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s interesting what grows here in Cornwall. These gardens are much more sheltered than mine is so I love popping in to see what is flowering.

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