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Six on Saturday – Patio Planting 23-06-2018

By Ronniejt28 @hurtledto60

I am a very infrequent contributor to Six on Saturday hosted by The Propagator Blog but coming back from my holiday and welcomed by a glorious display of color on the patio I have to share them with you.

1. My Container Garden 

Six on Saturday – Patio Planting 23-06-2018

Six on Saturday – Patio Planting 23-06-2018

It wasn’t deliberate that the brights are on one side and the gentle shades are on the other, somehow it just developed that way.

2. Gentle blues

Six on Saturday – Patio Planting 23-06-2018

The above container has hidcote lavender, white petunia, scaevola and brachyscome.  I had been looking for a Salvia when making up the planting but it wasn’t in the garden center at the time so I plumped for the lavender.

3. Black and white

Six on Saturday – Patio Planting 23-06-2018

This is my black and white pot with petunia ‘black velvet’, angelonia ‘carrara’, the beautiful vanilla scented nemesia ‘Wisley vanilla’ and calibrachoa ‘black cherry’.  

4. Sunshine

Six on Saturday – Patio Planting 23-06-2018

I call this my sunshine pot.  It needs much more attention than the others because the bidens need regular deadheading and, as you can see, having been away there is a lot of deadheading to do.  I have overplanted it with the bidens ‘charm’ so that is another job to thin it out.  The other plants are dahlietta ‘coby’  and a trailing golden  lysymachia. 

5. All the Corals

Six on Saturday – Patio Planting 23-06-2018

I found a beautiful coral ‘pelargonium’ in the garden center tucked behind loads of reds so grabbed it quickly and hunted around for matching plants.  I came away with a trailing verbena ‘peaches and cream’ and calibrachoa ‘orange’ .

6. A Rockery collection

Six on Saturday – Patio Planting 23-06-2018

The last of my six is a small collection of rockery plants.  My patio is south facing and bakes in sunshine all day, apart from a couple of hours in the middle of the day when the sun is behind the trees, so this little collection are more than happy.  There is a white osteospermum, a very pretty lewisia in shades of pink to peach flowers and an armeria ‘ballerina lilac’.

That’s my Six on Saturday for this week.  Hop over to The Propagator Blog to check out the Six on Saturday posts from other bloggers.


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