Six on Saturday: Bloxworth, Dorset

Something slightly different this week – my Saturday six come from an open gardens day in the village of Bloxworth, Dorset.

One – I loved this subtle, pale geranium (possibly G sanguineum var. striatum?). It makes a wonderful foil for brighter flowers.


Two – This eye-popping clematis (variety unknown) was at its perfect peak.


Three – Simple white roses are hard to beat for sheer glamour and this one (again, variety unknown) had been trained to scramble over a shrub so the flowers were at eye-level.


Four – I love these thistles (Cirsium rivulare, I think), both for their rich flower colours and the pale green stems. The bees loved them, too.


Five – I think this beautiful peaflower is bladder senna (Colutea arborescens). It made a loose, clambering shrub.


Six – Finally, this rose (the garden owner told me it was ‘Schoolgirl’) had climbed right up into a neighbouring hawthorn tree, giving the effect of a giant flowered, peach coloured hawthorn. Everyone did a double-take!


For more on my visit to the gardens of Bloxworth, see my blog here on Monday.

The Six on Saturday meme is hosted by The Propagator.  Click on the link to see what other plant lovers are chatting about.


7 thoughts on “Six on Saturday: Bloxworth, Dorset

  1. Wonderful six! The colour of the clematis is so strong itnearly pops out of the photo. And the rose- how pretty. It must have looked stunning climbing up the tree.

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