Six on Saturday | Colours of Midsummer

The summer solstice in the northern hemisphere occurred on 21st June at 5:14 am but Midsummers Day was yesterday the 24th June, a day that’s meant for us to appreciate all the gifts that nature gives us. So let’s do that:

1 Hardy Geranium ‘Orion’is a seedling from Geranium Brookside, it bears large flowers that are darker than those of G. Brookside and are held above finely dissected leaves. It is a vigorous variety that will do well at the back of a border.

2 Graham Thomas Rose

3 Day Lily / Hemerocallis ‘Silent Sentry’

4 Campanula portenschlagiana, the wall bellflower

5 Lilium ‘Orange Pixie‘  a dwarf Asiatic lily

6 New Hydrangea serrata ‘Garden House Glory’ A stunning new hybrid between Hydrangea serrata and hydrangea macrophylla. Great just for the blooms, but red tinted new foliage and excellent autumn colour are a welcome addition. Rather spectacular yet subtle glowing red lacecap flowers smother the bush during the summer months. . Happy in sun or semi shade and very hardy. Height 1.3m.

Like the beautiful summer sunset my borders contains the same wonderful colours –  yellows, oranges, pinks, reds and blues.

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.

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Six on Saturday


  1. Lovely photos of your flowers, and the sunset is spectacular and vibrant!

    1. Heyjude says:

      That sunset was particularly colourful and unexpected after a day of fog, cloud and rain!

  2. Stunning colours! Especially the blue geranium and the yellow rose.

  3. I have many of the same plants, but I could not photograph them as well as you do.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh, thank you HB. I used a prime lens with a large aperture which gives the photos an out of focus background.

  4. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Fabulous and beautiful flowers Jude

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks MM.

  5. susurrus says:

    The essence of midsummer.

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