I can’t believe it’s that time again, no not Saturday but the time in which Instagram gets overrun with the blossoms of the season. The real fun in this game for a gardener is to not only name the blossom but to try and take a stab at the variety too. It’s time for another six on Saturday so – onward into the (blossom) fray (cough, okay I’m anxiously awaiting GOT and I’ve been watching season 7 all week)

English Bluebell

I am more than lucky to be the owner of a garden so rich in mature bluebells. I have accidentally dug them up there are so many scattered throughout the beds here. There are even some trying to survive in an abandoned pot from when we dug up the front bed. I’m still getting to grips with the new camera so don’t knock the resolution in these images this week.


oh yes there is a place for that bum stabbing gorse because ,well, this is the last time it shall bloom here. It resides in the area that time forgot and so at the end of this season it is being removed because the driveway shall be reclaimed! Plus I am sick of weeding around this and getting stabbed by it. I always feel sorry for the bees and then this week they have been feeding heavily on other plants here, I think they will survive!


We are still very much in tulip season here and I can not believe those apricot tulips are still surviving. Although past their best they are at the front of the house, taking the brunt of the sea breeze and they have been in flower since March! I’m not lying because I have a pic of them as I leave for EYF because I thought they would be gone when I returned.

Cherry Blossom

Behold the blossoms of Instagram! Okay, so this is a little bit of a cheat as my cherry tree up and died last year but this is the one right next to my house and it has both of these beautiful blossoms on it. I have never noticed both the blossoms on the one tree before and the white is just one lower branch so if anyone has any ideas on this, please drop a comment below.


So I believe this is a type of dianthus though I don’t know it’s name it is one that I would really like to propagate. I’ve never tried and I’m unsure if it would survive but I love seeing their pom pom heads pop up in spring each year. I spend quite a lot of time photographing them 🙂

Maple Blossom

And so I leave you with something special from my garden and that is this lone blossom from a Japanese maple tree. This is the first and only blossom on this tree in 4 seasons. I have been down there each morning to check for more but this is still the only one. I had to double check that it was attached to the branch because I never knew they bloomed! There is every possibility as this is an inherited tree that I misnamed it! I also remember my dad saying that some maples blossom but they are so tiny and delicate that they are often missed, so this could be the case too because it is very, very delicate.

And so it’s time for me to say thank you for joining me in the garden today and to also say that MY PEAR TREE BLOSSOMED! I have saved the many images for Instagram so you will need to pop over there to check them out. It clearly wanted to call me a liar after last week’s post!

Do make sure that you pop over to The Propagator ‘s page to check out more wonderful gardening posts and why not search the #sixonsaturday tag on twitter too to fill your feed with beautiful blooms. There is also a participant guide here if you would like to join in too. Looking forward to catching up with all of your garden posts this week too!

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