Six on Saturday – 2/2/2019

It rained steadily all day Thursday, turning to snow in late afternoon. Any salt applied to the roads had been washed away so the snow settled and as the temperature dropped, froze, along with the slushy stuff underneath. Result, an inch or less of snow and impassable roads. I was very glad I didn't have to…

Six on Saturday – 26/1/2019

Yesterday the temperature was well up in double figures and there is no doubt the pace of things in the garden is picking up. I went out expecting very little to have changed from last week and found twice as many items as I needed. I'm not complaining, winter is plenty long enough and I'm always desperate…

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 – 15/9/2018

I don't know how many different plants I grow, it's several, if not more. Some are rarities, some are not. Some are big and bold and brash, some so restrained they're hard to spot. I'm a gardener, I grow plants; for me, two different plants are more interesting than two the same. Each of us…

Six on Saturday – 26/5/2018

I popped up the allotment first thing, earthed up spuds and planted more seedling dahlias. Rain is forecast and the clouds are gathering. A good downpour would be ideal this weekend, just before things start to get seriously stressed. What with newly planted stuff on the allotment and all the pot stuff back here, I'm…