If you go down to the woods today..

Somewhere in the hidden recesses of my memory is something about William Robinson and the need for every gardener to set aside an acre or so of their garden for woodland. I have tried, but with a garden of around one eighth of an acre in total, I have failed. My woodland consists of the…

Six on Saturday – 11/4/2020

And so it goes on. Applause broke out at 8pm on Thursday so I opened the window and joined it, then someone went for a bottle of wine and before long there were all our neighbours out with chairs and bottles, all keeping a sensible distance from each other but socialising in a totally unprecedented…

Six on Saturday – 14/3/2020

There's definitely a sense that things are starting to green up in the garden, though only just managing to outpace the slugs. I went out with a torch one evening in the week, it's a bit dispiriting to see so many. Chionodoxa have lost almost every bud before they opened and Polygonatum were getting mauled.…

Six on Saturday – 8/2/2020

I'm sure the last forecast I saw yesterday was giving a minimum of 5°C and a southerly breeze. I wasn't expecting to find frost this morning. Nothing severe, fortunately. Having had a fairly busy week, I didn't do a thing about this six until this morning. Good thing it isn't raining. So, six on Saturday,…