Six on Saturday | The Zen Patio

Come sit on the ‘Zen’ patio and enjoy a cold glass of Sauvignon Blanc with me this week and we’ll have a look at what’s flowering here at the moment. The patio is directly off the conservatory/orangery and has one shady side (next door’s barn + two Goat Willow trees) and one side facing south…

Six on Saturday | Pelargoniums (2)

I wrote a post about these flowers last year, but I bought some new varieties in the autumn in small 6 cm pots and they are in flower now so I thought I would introduce you to them. In early May I  spent a weekend potting up all my older pellies and removing the cuttings…

Six on Saturday | Detail

This weekend I am on nursing duties, so not much time for gardening and blogging, but I took the opportunity to get outside in the garden this morning, whilst it was calm, with my 60mm macro lens to get a little closer to some of the pretty flowers which are blooming this week. I love…

Six on Saturday | Garden Views

This week, for a change I am going to show six views from my garden. The flowers above are from the different areas that can be seen in the photos. Raised beds and the nursery section at the far end of the garden (as from the house) or the first thing you see as you…

Six on Saturday | Midsummer

The longest day (in the northern hemisphere) has been and gone and what a glorious day it was! I managed to mow the lawn at last and remove some of the sprawling hardy geraniums that were getting out of control. I didn’t feel in the least bit guilty at digging one clump up and composting…

Six on Saturday | Where is Summer?

Approaching midsummer’s day and we have yet to experience anything like summer. Unlike many parts of the UK it hasn’t been too bad down here in the west country this week. Yes it has rained and yes the temperatures are well below what they should be for this time of the year, but we have…

Six on Saturday | It’s Raining Again

Well that was a weird week. Although the weather forecast was for light showers every day we had some sunshine, some mist, some thunderstorms and a lot of wind! The garden has benefited from the rain as it was very dry but it was so cold on Friday that I even lit the wood burner…

Six on Saturday | Hello Summer!

Another week, another month. June heralds the beginning of the Northern hemisphere summer and yet there are only 21 days left before we reach the longest day! Too soon, I hear you cry. How is it that the winter months drag and yet the lighter days speed by? The warmer weather this week (not every…

Six on Saturday | End of May Edition

As spring comes to a close it seems to be all pink and yellow in the garden (and coast) this week. The sun has brought the flowers out to play, but the ground is seriously dry. Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’ – what a beauty! This grows in the ‘woodland border’ and uses the Goat Willow trees…

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…