Six on Saturday – Rooting About in my Garden! 6🌸5🌸23

Another week of gently mild weather, great weather to get busy with plant production and planting. I have been busily harvesting the plants that I have put in as cuttings in my plant production area, that have rooted. These little ‘rootlings’ I rather optimistically plant in my garden in the chosen spot, and hope that they will survive: A. the influx of autumn weeds or B. Being kicked up into a chicken dirt-bath, by my free range bantams! So some in soft soil spots I put a rock by the little plant, making a dust bath a less attractive proposition! Plus it acts as a reminder for me to water them, putting the numerous rocks in my garden to good use.

The small ‘rootlings’ must look silly next to the full sized plants but they soon take off and afters a year or two grow to full size and all for free! Plus they have an inbuilt hardiness, being frown from already surviving and thriving plants in my garden. The existing plants probably give them a little cheer-squad via their fairies, because as the fairies have told me, that plants like to care for other plants in their outer garden family so-to-speak.

New rose to my garden, ‘Orangerie’, was waiting for her to flower and she flowered for the first time on my Birthday! Thank you fairies.
Glorious folds and divine perfume of Perfume Delight rose, an older roses bred in the 1970’s although not as old as a lot of my roses that are from the 1870’s! A little tattered this end of the year, with warm, windy and cold days, but her strong solid stems hold tight.
Mental note, pick up daggy enamel mug I use to put granulated chicken manure on the roses with, before taking a photo! Apart from that, this bed looks really pretty at the moment. Salvia Marine blue, Cineraria saxifraga, felicias, and cotyledon are along the front of the bed. I have planted several pelargoniums in the back of the bed and they are starting flower again, particularly the orange staff pelargonium. Plus hanging baskets on the chicken shed in the back.
The same bed from the side, adding a rainbow of colour and scents to our house entrance.

A lovely diascia, looking very pretty in my front garden. I love these so much, I have divided them all round the garden and used them as edging plants. Impervious to the heat and dry in summer, they add a splash of happy colour to the autumn landscape.

Roses in flower this week, Fire and Ice, Perfume Delight, John Clare, Heidesommer, Climbing Pinkie, yellow Splice and Heaven on Earth on the end.

That’s all from me.🌸 See more beautiful Six on Saturday gardens from around the world, on the Six on the Saturday tag, our host is Jim you can find his blog here .

Thanks for visiting. 🌸 Happy Gardening – Sarah 🌸

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Rosie Amber says:

    Those roses are so amazing and the history of them is wonderful. I like the diascia too, very colourful. I like taking cuttings and getting them to root, it is very satisfying. Happy gardening.

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    1. Sarah Rajkotwala - Author & Spiritual Teacher says:

      Thanks so much love! ⚘ Yes, roses are my favourite. Cutting grown plants are very satisfying.

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  2. Páraig says:

    Rooting plants sure is rewarding. Well done you! And happy birthday.
    The daggy mug… I guess daggy must mean something along the lines of darn blasted? I love new words!

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    1. Sarah Rajkotwala - Author & Spiritual Teacher says:

      Thanks very much! 🌸 ha ha, daggy is messy and ugly in Australian slang! I love new words too!

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  3. fredgardener says:

    Great selection of roses!
    Diasca is on my wish list along with MANY others…we only have one garden we ​​only have one life…

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    1. Sarah Rajkotwala - Author & Spiritual Teacher says:

      Thanks very much. 🌸 I know, when you come across a diascia in the nursery, you’ll know what to do!

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  4. A beautiful selection. I really like the word ‘rootlings’! I think I was first introduced to ‘daggy’ when Home And Away started in the UK!

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    1. Sarah Rajkotwala - Author & Spiritual Teacher says:

      Ha, ha thanks very much! 🌸 It’s important to sound like Home & Away, got to hold my end up in the language department!

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  5. Beautiful roses. Your garden must smell wonderful just now. I’m very taken by Orangerie with all those lovely ruffled petals.

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    1. Sarah Rajkotwala - Author & Spiritual Teacher says:

      Thanks love ❤ Yes on warm days the scent is lovely. I know the Orangerie rose is very sumptuous, a delightful surprise.

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