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Hello and welcome to Six on Saturday, hosted by The Propagator .

This is the week that has seen temperatures to break records, although not quite. This is the week that has seen a change in Prime-minister, and yet there was no general election. This is the week that held up the gardener as it was just too darned hot for this Dorris.

This was the week that saw the first opening of my asiatic lilies. Their scent filled the hot evening air.

Is there a more heady scent or a more handsome flower? Perhaps, but not open this week.

2. Purple reigns. This is the week that I really sat up to notice that the Verbena bonariensis may be making a bid for garden domination.

Good job I love it.

3. I took a shady walk in the beautiful gardens at Stowe this week. Set out by Capability Brown the landscape gardens are always an enjoyable place to visit. What caught my eye were these:

Lily martagon or Turks cap lilies. They are tiny compared to the asiatic lilies above but their markings are exquisite. I shall have to try growing some next year. Are they easy enough?

4. This morning the weather has changed. Another extreme, thunderstorms and a power cut first thing. Raindrops on the Shasta daisies are a refreshing sight.

I do love a daisy.

5. I know I shared Hemerocallis Little Grapette before but it is very lovely so do please forgive me.

6. Standing on my head for this one

First openings of Hydrangea paniculata Limelight.

This is when I like it most, fresh and lime. Alas it will fade to pink and please me less. Who said I am fussy.

Thats it, phew.

Have a good weekend, wherever you are. Thanks for reading. D.