My spring flowers are nearly-but-not-quite done, yet summer friends are fronding & budding, vining & fruiting.
1. Woody the Wonder Fern
A few weeks ago, my woodwardia's new fronds were being snapped off by birds.
|At least I'm fairly sure it was birds.|
So I staked a folded bit of chicken wire on top & now . . .
2. Clematis Taiga
Last year, Taiga first featured in a coupla SoS gardens, then later in an end of season sale. Now, it's mine.
|We have 2 buds!|
I've tried on & off for 5 years to propagate Scottish flame flower from seed, but with zilcho luck. This year I admitted defeat & ordered a plant, expecting something small I could stick into one of my tree pots.
|For scale, Mlle DoodleFace measuring at 24".|
Lucky for wean Flame, the cucumelon tubers didn't sprout, so the mattress spring is free.
|And it's off!|
I'd intended to separate the vine from her wigwam & train her into an orderly spread across the springs, but her little tendrils grip the wigwam poles like death.
She promises to be the plant you write horror stories about.
This beauty spent last year in a pot & I was slightly worried how she would take to planting. Well, she's in bud! Hard to see, but there they are at the very tip of the branch - tiny red buds.
|Tiny but mighty.|
This is such a beautiful yet low maintenance shrub, everyone with a bit of shade should have one.
We've been through a lot, ole Louis Bonne & myself, but for the 2nd year, we have pears. The nursery said there has to be two trees for this to happen, but I've yet to meet Louise' elusive lover. I suspect she's got a bit of a past.
|Behind the valerian bloom, a baby pear.|
There's my #SixOnSaturday.
#SixOnSaturday is hosted by Mr Prop who this week features plants that are all 18 months or younger. His unknown foxglove has 7 flower spikes - an Incredible Pink Hulk.
Be sure to check out his comment section where Sixers from all across the world post links to their #Six.
And if you want to give us a peek into your garden, there's even a Participant's Guide .
Thanks for dropping by!