Six on Saturday | Rainbow

I am joining in with a new weekly meme that I have come across for those of us who love our gardens (or even someone else’s garden.) It is Six on Saturday and hosted by ‘The Propagator’.  Basically a post about six things in a garden, yours or someone else’s. Plants, birds, fruit, veg, tools, plans, ideas. Preferably with photos and some words, but not too many (words that is). See here for the participant’s guide.

So I am kicking off with six colours seen in the George V Memorial Walk this week. A floral rainbow.






Indigo / Violet

After the ‘beast from the east’ decided to head west followed by a second snow fall and below zero temperatures I was worried that a lot of the tender and half-hardy plants which are a feature of this Cornish garden walk would have suffered badly. After all they are not used to actual snow in these parts. There is some damage, especially to the agapanthus, of which there are many, and there might well be other casualties. I shall go back in a couple of weeks time and compare with my photos from the same date last April.

Not my garden, but I wish it was!

Six on Saturday


47 Comments Add yours

  1. beetleypete says:

    That’s a good new theme for you, Jude. Nice to see all the colours on yet another dull day here.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’ll use it to record what is happening in my garden, but I have already posted most of my spring beauties. Sun struggling to get through here Pete, but it feels quite warm.

  2. Leo says:

    Beautyful pictures..👌

  3. Some lovely photo’s there. Jealous of all the colours….hopefully the growing season has started in full up here.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I love this time of year (except for all the weeds…)

  4. Ali says:

    Bluebells already! Gorgeous! Actually I suppose it is mid-April now, so they should be out! I love a garden rainbow!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I love this garden as it is full of the type of plants I’d love to grow. But coming to understand that my garden is not the right one for a lot of these plants.

  5. Jim Stephens says:

    That’s a fresh twist on the sos theme. Just to think whether I could have done the same is to think about my garden from a new angle.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I do have some things in the garden, but wanted to showcase this little walk first. Glad you like the post Jim 🙂

  6. restlessjo says:

    Ooh goodie! Viewing this on my phone but I especially like the middle one of the green set. Lots of opportunity to share your flowers here Jude. You off adventuring soon? X

    1. Heyjude says:

      I figure this will be my opportunity to feature my garden this year. Just spent several hours in the garden, digging, planting, weeding…

      1. restlessjo says:

        Worn out, feet up, dial a pizza? 🙂 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:

          Bit stiff, but a G&T will sort me out. Not sure we get pizza delivery here 😉

        2. restlessjo says:

          I didn’t think you would! X

        3. Heyjude says:

          We might, just never tried. Dominoes is only 4 miles away. I just prefer to make my own pizza.

        4. restlessjo says:

          Dominoes? Groo! But then, I’m not a fan of take out pizza either. Why did I start this silly conversation? 🙂 🙂

  7. Sue says:

    Oh, verŷ good, Jude

  8. Very pretty – I love the colours.

    1. Heyjude says:

      This place always rewards me with colour, no matter when I visit.

  9. Paddy says:

    I love the idea of the Six being a rainbow of colours! 😀 I tried to do photos of a rainbow of flowers in my garden last year, and struggled to find some suitable indigo and violet!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Glad you enjoyed them 🙂

  10. cavershamjj says:

    Ooh a rainbow! Great idea. Welcome to the gang!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Prop. I will show my garden soon. It is a good meme and I am enjoying visiting other gardeners posts.

  11. Lora Hughes says:

    What a great first SoS post. How amazing that you found an entire rainbow, but it’s probably there in front of us all the time. Looking forward to seeing shots from your garden as! well. Welcome

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Lora. I am very happy to join the SoS gang 🙂

  12. janesmudgeegarden says:

    What a clever idea to do colours like that. I like the look of that honey spurge- think I could grow that here.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It grows into a large bush, but it does smell absolutely heavenly.

  13. The colours of the rainbow is a clever way to present the blooms – they all look so vibrant and inviting. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Always something going on here. And not the usual Cornish spring flowers.

  14. pommepal says:

    Lovely colourful way to start this new theme Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      You could join this one. You don’t have to post every week.

      1. pommepal says:

        I’m trying very hard not to get sucked into challenges. I told myself I would only post a couple of days a week but I have already broken that promise to myself!!!

        1. Heyjude says:

          Easy to do. I have just used this to do an update on the garden. I will probably go back to monthly once this month is over. And it nice to see what other gardeners are doing.

        2. pommepal says:

          Oh, don’t tempt me!!! I like the “changing seasons” for that too.

  15. This is going to be fun and what a beautiful post to begin with, Jude. You can take inspiration from this beautiful garden.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I do Carol. There are many plants I would like love to have. Especially the callistemons and the grevilleas.

      1. They are wonderful for attracting the birds.

  16. Is it possible to damage an agapanthus??? They’re classified pests here. Neglect certainly doesn’t work! A nice rainbow Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I don’t think agapanthus like freezing temperatures…

  17. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Ahh but you wouldn’t want hoards of people walking through your garden!

    1. Heyjude says:

      True. But it wouldn’t take them more than five minutes!

  18. Somewhere reasonably recently, I thought you’d done a single image, that was constructed from maybe 9 images made into a grid, with each image being a different kind of blue flower. If this rings a bell, and you know which post its on, would you please give me the link? Thanks!

      1. Thanks for trying Jude! Its not what I was thinking of but my mind might have got something confused – it may not even exist! Thank you!

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