Six on Saturday | What a Week That Was!

The death of a Queen, the accession of a new King and a new Prime Minister has made this the most extraordinary of weeks. And after weeks of dry weather and warm sunshine the arrival of gales and storms, heavy rain and blustery showers has made it a very difficult week to get outside and into the garden. However on Friday the sun shone more or less all day so I was able to take a few photos and also dig out more of that bamboo! Two huge clumps removed and one slightly smaller one left to do.  Because the soil has been thoroughly soaked it seemed easier to use a fork to get into the clumps. Easier, but by no means easy…

As most of the flowers in the garden have been viewed before, this week I am going to show you a few of the views I have of the garden along with a few favourite plants that are flowering now. Please click on the images to enlarge.

(1) View from the back of my garden towards the house (Not the big house you can see, that is my neighbour. Mine is a lot smaller) This shows the ‘Woodland border’ on the right and the ‘Gravel Garden’ on the left.
(2) ‘Gravel Garden’ from the patio.

(3) Part of my ‘Zen Patio’ area with the Japanese Anemones, behind which is a lovely yellow clematis, my flowering Abyssinian gladiolus are in the foreground.

(4) Another view from the patio, this time with the Fatsia Japonica in the foreground and the Kilmarnock Willow tree at the back. I have removed stems from the bottom of the Fatsia to open it up so that we can see through to the garden.

(5) On the patio table I have a collection of plants in pots, including these Aeonium Zwartkop which are cuttings from last year. I find the S&S can’t reach this spot so it is a good place to put delicate cuttings and gastropod prone plants!
(6) And at the bottom of the garden is my working area – doesn’t every garden have one? The two raised beds need overhauling as the wood is rotting and I am still deciding whether or not to have a potting shed or a greenhouse placed here with a couple of metal raised beds in front. I have to be careful not to block that view (header) and I still have that bamboo to remove, though the clumps you can see have been dug up. Herbs in pots and cuttings live here too.

Apologies for the rather blurred photos, the wind hasn’t stopped all week!

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


  1. It is lovely to see the views of the garden! That yellow Clematis is lovely!

    1. Heyjude says:

      The yellow clematis has been flowering for months! Whereas the purple one next to it has done nothing at all.

      1. Oh you are lucky! I have one Clematis plant (the common one) which is not doing well at all!

        1. Heyjude says:

          I seem to have a hit and miss rate with clematis. Even when they are planted close to one another, one fails, one grows! I do need to feed them in the spring which I forget to do.

        2. Id better go and feed my Clematis then……I don’t remember to do that either!

  2. I think long shots of the garden should be compulsory at least once a month from every participant. Lovely photos of a refreshed garden. Do be careful digging if your back is still a bit iffy.

    1. Heyjude says:

      A good idea! The Prop used to do a border patrol so we got to see his garden regularly, but he is obviously addicted to the running now. I always like to see a shot of a garden to see how all the plants fit in.

  3. Pit says:

    What a stunning garden!!!

  4. Yes, that certainly was the week that was! Good luck with the garden. Some lovely pics. I like bamboo too but it does get carried away!

    1. Heyjude says:

      The bamboo is gone now after a mammoth effort – though I did spot some coming through the other side of the fence today. Sigh…

      1. Those roots don’t care about boundaries!

        1. Heyjude says:

          Hopefully I can just keep cutting those shoots down so they don’t take off.

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