Holiday vibes: Sissinghurst’s Delos Garden

We’ve probably all been on holiday somewhere really lovely and just craved to bring a bit of it home, keeping the memory alive long after we’ve had to board the boat, train or plane back. And I don’t mean only a fridge magnet (although we have started a small collection!). Vita Sackeville-West and Harold Nicholson, creators of the legendary gardens at Sissinghurst Castle, wanted to … Continue reading Holiday vibes: Sissinghurst’s Delos Garden

Walmer Castle Gardens for Six on Saturday

I am in Kent, England this week, where we’ve had wonderful sunny weather – perfect for the seaside, perfect also for visiting gardens. The first we saw was Walmer Castle, an artillery fort on the Kent coast, built by King Henry VIII to keep the French and Spanish in check, but in the end the cannon was only ever fired against fellow Englishmen during the … Continue reading Walmer Castle Gardens for Six on Saturday

Roses and more for the Jubilee

I’m back! Apologies for my general absence on the blogosphere this past month. I could give you quite a few excuses, there’s been a lot going on, too much, plus the small matter of a completely overgrown allotment to wrestle with. The allotment has distracted me and it’s been more challenging than I imagined to allocate attention to both it and my garden – eeek! … Continue reading Roses and more for the Jubilee

Tulip mania, Six on Saturday, 16 April 22

The Victorians were famous for being mad about tulips, which I think is totally understandable. They are gorgeous. So a warning for today’s post, there are a lot of tulip photos, well over the allotted ‘6’ but I’ll make a gallery and try to get away with it. To be truthful, I often return from holiday feeling a bit deflated, especially from a warm, bright … Continue reading Tulip mania, Six on Saturday, 16 April 22

Whoosh! Six on Saturday 09 Apr 22

The whoosh is what the plants are doing now after a few days of much, much appreciated rain. They are growing like the clappers, everything is fresh, the ground is soft, the colour green is dominant, pure and zingy, it’s all rather thrilling (after some rather shocking snow on April fool’s day, we hope that’s over and done with). There’s lots to do now: more … Continue reading Whoosh! Six on Saturday 09 Apr 22