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
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 … Continue reading Tulip mania, Six on Saturday, 16 April 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 … Continue reading Whoosh! Six on Saturday 09 Apr 22
Dear readers, it’s time to introduce you to the new potager. With all the plans swimming around my head for this little plot at the local allotments, I wonder how it will look this time next year. As you can see, right now it’s a very weedy patch. Sigh… There are the bare bamboo bones … Continue reading Potager plans
Hello from sunny Brussels! There’s no competition for the top slot on this week’s six on Saturday garden tour – it has to go to the Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’, full of the joys of spring, and the incredibly lovely weather we’ve been having makes it even better. Its browning leaves are forgiven and forgotten. … Continue reading Clematis steals the show: six on Saturday: 26 March 22
We’ve been enjoying the sunshine this week, it’s almost impossible to resist the temptation to go outside and get gardening. There’s plenty to do at this time: cutting back of dead growth to allow the new green shoots to come through unhindered, moving plants to better locations (an unhappy Rugosa rose to a sunnier position), … Continue reading Springtime: Six on Saturday: 12 March 22
I remember first becoming aware of the diminutive little weed, Cardamine hirsuta, on another gardening blogger’s post around this time last year. It was part of his gardening to do list: this enthusiastic ephemeral needs to be weeded out quickly, he said, before it sets seed and takes over your garden. Being an ephemeral, it … Continue reading Cardamine hirsuta: a weedy make-over for tasty salads
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