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 – 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…