No posts for a few months and then two come along together! Having a week off work in lovely sunshine has been great and given me time to re-charge my garden writing and make plans for bulb planting season. Looking back at my last Six on Saturday, I can see that the foot injury I suffered in March was recovering – I’m pleased to say that I am almost back to normal and as well as playing golf I can used a fork and spade again!
My Six this week are a mixture from Wales and Walsall with a helenium thrown in from a recent visit to Trentham, one of my favourite gardens
First up and growing in the garden in Wales is one of Chris’s favourites, rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’. This herbaceous perennial is a real worker with a long late summer/autumn flowering period. It’s fully hardy, growing to a height and spread of 60×50 cm and thriving in moist well drained soil. We’ve got it growing with persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’ to good effect, just need to be mindful of the spreading capacity of the latter as it can take over!
A stunning Oak in Walsall Arboretum – speaks for itself!