Six on Saturday | Life has begun

After a couple of frosty days we returned to the doom and gloom. Not so much wind or even rain, but plenty of Cornish mizzle and definitely not enticing me out to do much in the garden, for one thing everything is depressingly wet and soggy. I nipped outside this morning to see if there…

Six on Saturday | After the Storm

Storm Brendan came and went which meant another week stuck indoors. This morning however there is a soft watered-silk-blue winter sky and the sun is shining. I don’t get much sun in my garden during the winter months; the sun is too low and doesn’t come far enough to the west and there is also…

Six on Saturday | Welcome to 2020

These photos are from Friday as the sun was shining for the first time in over a week! It has been dry, but oh, so dull and grey and depressing and all I have wanted to do is sleep… But let’s take a quick wander around the garden to see what’s happening since I last…

Six on Saturday | All is safely…

…gathered in. Into the conservatory (1) that is. Given that the weather has been pretty shocking lately : far too much rain and also ‘stiff’ breezes from both the north and then the south  has kept me out of the garden for the last couple of weeks (personally I think a stiff breeze in Cornwall…

Six on Saturday | End of BST

This weekend is the end of British Summer Time. The clocks go back on Sunday morning and the evenings will start to draw in. I hate this time of year. November and December are the two months I would love to be anywhere but here. I loathe the rain, the greyness, the dampness, the darkness….

Six on Saturday | wet, wet, wet

Blimey! What a week! Thunderstorms, lightning, heavy rain and rainbows with some sunshine and intermittent blue skies. I haven’t really spent much time in the garden, though I did manage to plant a couple of my tulips into the blue glazed pots after removing the Cosmos that had pretty much finished. I have cut down…

Six on Saturday | Mid October Edition 2019

With the jet stream bringing wet weather over from the Atlantic this week has not been one for getting into the garden. Bulbs still remain unplanted, though I did manage to spend a dry afternoon planting some destined for the raised bed. Narcissi, tulips, iris reticulata and muscari will hopefully provide some lovely colour in…

Six on Saturday | Autumn has arrived

September started off quite chilly and I was dismayed by how quickly the days shorten. Dark in the countryside really is dark. No street lights here. In contrast though the stars are bright as was the  “micro harvest moon” (so named because it is the smallest it has been for a while on account of…

Six on Saturday | Jewel Garden…

Monty Don has a ‘Jewel Garden’ (lucky him) where rich and vibrant flowering plants and shrubs are grown. Late summer and early autumn is the season for a blast of vibrancy in the garden and I have been working at this over the last year to increase flowering times and add colour. Last week we…

Six on Saturday | Late Summer

Back to my garden this week for a quick look around. I have been doing a bit of work in it over the past couple of weeks whenever I have had a spare moment. Both raised beds have been weeded thoroughly (though not thoroughly enough it appears) especially the removal of Forget-me-not seedlings of which…