Six on Saturday – 9/2/2019

This week has been a bit cooler and I might have expected the precocious spring to be put on hold. Not a bit of it, buds are swelling, in some cases breaking and there's a sense that we're into the growing season proper, leaving behind the usual early performers. One. Scilla luciliae. These are spreading…

Six on Saturday – 23/2/2019

The weather is behaving like April and my head is still in January. I hadn't cranked up my slug vigilance, which cost me a pot of lettuce seedlings this week, and I'm struggling to remember to keep checking what needs watering. Yesterday evening saw the first torchlight slug patrol of the year; the other side sustained…

Six on Saturday – 16/2/2019

Here's a fine thing, six on Saturday and I had done nothing until this morning. Being in the luxurious state that is retirement, I usually have it all lined up by Friday night at the latest. It was inevitable then that the weather would conspire to frustrate me, not that it's raining or snowing, just…