Six on Saturday – 25/7/2020

I seem to be accumulating drafts of blogs that never make it to being published. Nothing like a deadline to concentrate the mind. The weather is very much in blog finishing mode, endless drizzle. It always amazes me how much drizzle it takes to fill my water tanks; everything seems to be soaking wet but…

Six on Saturday – 4/7/2020

Last week, Nate gave over her six to the arrival in her garden of a peacock. Would that I could follow her lead. Our week here has been dominated/overshadowed (take your pick) by a pair of gulls deciding to nest behind our chimney. We should have been more vigilant, but you simply can't see the…

Going to seed, a tale of excess.

O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being, Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing, Yellow, and black, and pale, and hectic red, Pestilence-stricken multitudes: O thou, Who chariotest to their dark wintry bed The winged seeds, where they lie cold and low, Each like…

Six on Saturday – 9/5/2020

It started with the Thursday night clap. Most of our neighbours were in on that from about week two. Then one of my sisters set up a get together on Facebook messenger and that has become a Friday morning ritual. Then one of our neighbours suggested we have a bit of a socially distanced street…

Apple grafting – follow-up.

Back in January I did a short blog about grafting apples in the simplest way possible. https://wordpress.com/post/gardenruminations.co.uk/8269 Here, exactly 3 months later, is a progress report. I grafted three scions onto three shoots of apple that had appeared in my garden. I think they may have been suckers from the roots of an apple tree…