Six on Saturday: Totally Flowery (6th July 2019)

Totally Flowery

For the past six months I have been working full-time to help out but from this week onwards I am back to my usual part-time hours so have been making the most of this extra time in the garden enjoying the summer sunshine. Here are some of my favourite flower photos for you from the last few days…

White cactus dahlia
Cactus Dahlia

1. Cactus Dahlia ‘Cotton Candy’: The tuber for this dahlia was purchased in a pack of three from Aldi for less than £1.50 back in March and I grew these in pots in the greenhouse until the weather was warmer. Rather disappointingly the two other plants currently do not seem to have produced any buds but hopefully they will catch up soon. I like this flower but there is a but as explained next ………

Tangerine dahlia
Dahlia ‘Totally Tangerine’


Red Dahlia
Grandalia Deep Red

2. Dahlias ‘Totally Tangerine’ and ‘Grandalia Dark Red’: After seeing all your wonderful dahlia photos on social media recently I felt a tiny bit jealous. Okay, I hold my hands up I was extremely jealous so went out a bought these two dahlias. Enough said!

Fuchsia unknown

3. Fuchsia unknown: Originally used in a hanging basket I transplanted this fuchsia in the garden a few years ago hoping the plant would survive the winters. It is thriving!


4. Hollyhocks: These pop up annually all over the garden and I have no idea of the variety but as the pink shades change each year the plants are possibly cross-pollinating and happily doing their own thing.


5. Alpine ‘Rosy dewplant’: This evergreen succulent plant (Lampranthus roseus from the label if you prefer) was planted back in April on a small rough patch of ground at the base of the gatepost and the flowers are now making the area much brighter.

Sunflower ‘Russian Giant’

6. Sunflower ‘Russian Giant’: Grown from seed this is the first Russian to bloom in the garden. The height is approximately 1.5 meters so the plant probably will not be winning any competitions but this is a solid effort. Dasvidanya!

Have a great weekend and I look forward to reading about all your gardens!

The Propagator created Six on Saturday and he is a great bloke. Follow his blog at The Propagator and on Twitter @cavershamjj and these gives guidance on how to join in on a Saturday. It is fun, friendly and gardeners of all abilities from around the world post photos of six plants from their gardens so do not feel shy!

7 thoughts on “Six on Saturday: Totally Flowery (6th July 2019)

  1. Dahlias fuchsias hollyhoks … None of them bloom here so far … There is a delay compared to past years but I think it takes a week and I will publish photos with colors as beautiful as yours.
    A last thing: one of my sunflowers soon reaches 2m … the flower will open and I can’t wait to photograph it!

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    1. Looking forward to seeing all your flower photos. I’m sure things will be blooming soon. Your sunflower has grown well none of mine seem to be getting very tall this year but hopefully some of the late later ones will do better . Thank you 😊

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  2. Beautiful photographs. That Totally Tangerine dahlia is a looker. I’ll have to look out for it. Envious of the sunflower – rarely have much luck growing them at all.

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    1. I have seen a few posts on social media of the Totally Tangerine dahlia so I think they are currently around in the garden centres. I’ve grown a few different sunflowers this year and not all are flowering yet. Found the giant singles generally do best. Have a good week. Thank you 😊

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