Six on Saturday | Sunny Wall and Gravel Garden

A look at the sunniest part of the garden this week. When I moved in to this house the walled area was full of weeds (cinquefoil, silver-weed, achillea, forget-me-nots, hogweed, buttercups) and a Dianthus or “pinks.”  The Dianthus is still here and about to explode into flower so I’ll save that until it does. The…

Six on Saturday | Woodland Border

It hasn’t been a bad week for gardening, a few showers, but mostly at night, and a couple of breezy days, but I managed to get the lawn mowed and some weeding done (though that is ongoing as I watch the bindweed and cleavers make their way up anything they can get hold of) and…

Six on Saturday | National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week 2019 is held between April 27th and May 5th. And is run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to raise awareness of gardening and horticulture, and to encourage more people to take part in the healthy and productive outdoor activity of gardening. Focusing on edible gardening it is appropriate that I have…

Six on Saturday | Before Hannah

Heard the first cuckoo this year on Tuesday on a walk around the hill. Also found some lovely wild wood anemones in large clumps as well as English bluebells and spring cinquefoil and pretty starry lesser stitchwort. Now those are the sort of wild native flowers that I would not object to settling in my…

Six on Saturday | Easter Edition

Miracles DO happen. It is a long weekend and the sun is shining. There will be no beach visits by me though as I have things to do in the garden. So far I have managed to re-pot all the Fuchsias that I bought last year so they can now be moved into the courtyard…

Six on Saturday | Ch ch changes…

It is one year ago that I decided to join in with the Prop’s Six On Saturday meme. I must say that I have enjoyed every week having a nosy around other people’s gardens and checking out what is happening in my own. There is one problem though. I have ended up with an extremely…

Six on Saturday | Hello April

April already and I am definitely loving the longer daylight hours. I have been busy taking delivery of several perennial plant orders placed over the last few months. Each one not much more than lunch out, but when totalling up the amount spent already I was astonished at how much it added up to. Shhh……

Six on Saturday | March exits like a Lamb

Five Saturdays this month and this last week has been beautiful, though I was taken by surprise to see frost in the fields the other morning. Warm sun by day, but cold by night. And despite the sore back I just had to get out into the garden and do some planting and weeding and…

Six on Saturday | Spring has Sprung

It has been a mixed week. Sunshine, showers and fog. But no wind! And the vernal equinox! It has been very still in the garden and warm too. Warm enough to encourage some of the tulip bulbs into flower. I hope this doesn’t mean they will be all over by May! Unfortunately a little light…

Six on Saturday | MAD March Edition

Spoke too soon! Spring has disappeared and winter has returned. I have never known a week like this for gale force winds! Not only wind, but one which cuts straight through you. And rain. It has been practically impossible to step outdoors, let alone take a camera out. So this week’s six has come from…