I was dodging hailstorms shortly prior to typing this, foolishly thinking there was a big enough sunny gap between showers to do a spot of work at the allotment. There’s a chill in the air too, autumn creeps ever closer. The leaves are starting to shed – living right beneath a row of deciduous trees … Continue reading Leafy Mouldy Six on Saturday: 17 Sep 22
This is shameful, it’s been just over a month since I last put out a post. There have been multiple distractions, upheavals, a holiday and a new school to fit in to that bumpy thing called life. Now it feels like a new chapter, both with the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, feted as ‘Une … Continue reading High time for Six on Saturday: 10 Sep 2022
It’s going to be a tough month, with little rain and more hot days of 30 degrees C forecast for next week in Belgium. We had a very welcome couple of hours of rain on Thursday evening, but that’s not enough. No hosepipe ban here yet, but they have had to pump water into the … Continue reading A challenging August: Six on Saturday
It looks like this is going to go down as one of the driest summers in Europe – so far, I say with trepidation. Despite the lack of rain, the allotment harvests have been incredible. I can hardly keep up with processing all this food in the kitchen. It’s hard work, of the old-fashioned sort, … Continue reading Vegtastic Six on Saturday
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, … Continue reading Holiday vibes: Sissinghurst’s Delos Garden
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 … Continue reading Walmer Castle Gardens for Six on Saturday
A brief Six on Saturday today from my phone. I have been ill and under the weather this last week, so I did some ‘slow gardening’, of the not very energetic sort. I hope my energy levels go up soon as I need to sow some biennials and some veg for the autumn-winter season at … Continue reading Hotels: Six on Saturday, 25 June 22
Far too hot here to do any gardening, 35 degrees C forecast for later today. Not one for huffing and puffing, I embrace it and like to sit out in the shade with a cool drink (Pimm’s with a few borage flowers thrown in would be nice, or a sparkling elderflower cordial) and read a … Continue reading Six on Saturday 18 Jun 22
A quick post this week as I’ve got lots of revising to do for my next set of RHS exams on 22 June! I didn’t want to get out of the new rhythm though, so here’s six things to ponder this week for Six on Saturday. It’s been a week of showers and sunny spells, … Continue reading Berry Six on Saturday: 11 June 22
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 … Continue reading Roses and more for the Jubilee
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