Six on Saturday – 7/12/2019

Benign day today, gales tomorrow. We had a couple of frosts during the week so there's a lot of mush about but we're now back to the more usual succession of weather systems coming in off the Atlantic. It's not so much that nothing is happening outdoors, just that it's the same few things going…

Six on Saturday – 30/11/2019

I just listened to Sandy Denny's 'Late November'; first time in years. Getting nostalgic. How can she have been gone over 40 years? It's cold and wet and drear and dreich and I've got a cold. Must be winter. I haven't been out much lately, it never seems to stop raining and there's not a…

Six on Saturday -16/11/2019

Commercial horticulture relies heavily on covered space. Uncertainty is the enemy and the weather is one big part of that which can to a degree be controlled by growing crops under glass or polythene. The nursery where I worked for 30 years had several polytunnels and three glasshouses. The biggest polytunnel was 63 feet wide…

Six on Saturday – 2/11/2019

It's absolutely sluicing it down just now, as it has been for several hours. The wind has dropped a bit though. Good thing I did my pictures yesterday when it was only drizzling. One. Camellia yunnanensis. I went down to Trelissick on Thursday to a meeting about a study day on Camellias that I'm going…