For the Propagator it is a special anniversary...he is on a roll. Go and check out the rules and join us if you love gardening and blogging.
The first two of my six are two hardy geraniums bought at the HPS sale only just recently. There were a few local small specialised nurseries, as well as individual people and a HPS Branch table from which donated plants are sold for funds for the club.
For my third and fourth this week here are my two smallest plants.
SEDUM HISPANICUM GLAUCUM
I must admit that this one was chosen by Mr S on one of my visits to Graham's Stall in Wells Graham specialises in alpines, and since we have moved, this is where like today, I have spent my week's pocket money. No lipstick, sit down coffee, or bauble for me......its plants. Here it is growing along the edge of the Sitting Circle.
At the same time as receiving my Primula Wanda from Kay, I was also given the tiniest fragment of the smallest plant I have. In it went last December, and it has at last flowered. I was going to offer it to the SOS gang for identification. However yesterday one of our geology group: Barbara recognised the photo I had in my camera. This again is one of Kay's heirlooms from her father who lived in Northumberland. I'll let my grand- daughter have a little piece to grown near her Fairy Door into the Pear Tree.
My fifth entry is this week's example of one of my gardening 'foibles': the urge to propagate. Here is Primula Wanda divided up ready to provide more plants for next spring. At the root of this, sorry about the pun, is moving plants around and positioning them as one may plant 'temporary' seasonal plants. In its place in direct sight of my favourite sitting area, I wanted to place a plant that would perform well all summer.....another self propagated geranium!
Primula Wanda divided
My sixth entry is a view of a silver leaved plant. I love coloured leaves in the garden. Purple, green, and silver, with patterns too! I've found for example that all the silver leaved cyclamen coums are still nicely in leaf, whereas the green ones have hunkered down for the summer, leaving only their telltale small black labels to mark their positions. For me the way the silver leaves form pools of brightness even on a gloomy day, is one of their great assets in the garden. Here is Lamium maculatum with its narrow green margin is just starting to flower.
Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver'