Six on Saturday – 8/12/2018

Well, I don't know about the rest of you but my garden seems increasingly to be the only sane place left in the world and it's frustrating when lousy weather stops me getting out there. 11.5°C and raining just now. Nothing seems to encapsulate hope more than sowing seeds and watching things grow. Let's start…

Six on Saturday – 1/12/2018

Last week's publicly aired contemplation has become this week's action. I need to be careful what I commit to. There's nothing more in the cross hairs just yet. (Almost audible sigh of relief from a couple of frequently maligned plants) The ground is now very wet which is becoming restricting; there are things I want…

Six on Saturday – 24/11/2018

Looks like it's going to be raining most of the day and the forecast for next week is pretty dire too. Tis the season for contemplative gardening for sure. The trouble with airing those contemplations on the world stage is that there's a bit of pressure to see them through. There are two contemplations and…

Six on Saturday – 17/11/2018

At this time of year the "six things happening in the garden now" gets trickier. The things that are happening here are less obvious, less interesting and less attractive. It becomes the silk purse from sow's ear challenge. Right, excuses made, what have we got. One. Fuchsia 'Cornish Pixie'. Well, allegedly that's what it is. It's one…

Six on Saturday – 10/11/2018

This morning's alarm clock was a massive clap of thunder at 5:30, followed by a burst of tropical strength rain. Looks like that's going to be the pattern for the day, so not really gardening weather. Hopefully there'll be lots of sixes so I can indulge in some armchair gardening. The frost last week dramatically reduced…

Six on Saturday – 20/10/2018

We're in a nice benign spell of weather just now which is keeping the flowering going. Cold first thing but pleasant if you're working or wrapped up. Long may it continue. Most things survived the recent gales, beaten down but not broken. I haven't done a lot of patching up, it'll mostly get chopped down in a few…