Six on Saturday | More Geraniums

Hardy geraniums that is. Not pelargoniums, even though I still see them labelled as such in supermarkets and garden centres (and nurseries who should know better). I have bought some of the bedding ones to fill a pot or two, but hardy geraniums are the ones you plant into the ground and they (should) come…

Six on Saturday | Summertime

and the livin’ is easy… Back in Cornwall for this week’s six and after a week away in nearby Somerset most of my week has been spent in the garden, weeding and pulling out the FMNs, visiting a nursery for compost for the tomatoes and peppers, and potting up some summer annuals. The weather has…

last photo

Brian (aka Bushboy) is running a monthly challenge where he asks you to post the last photo on your SD card. The rules are simple: 1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for May. 2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed…

Six on Saturday | 22 May

I had two sets of new arrivals this week. Some are perennials for the extended gravel garden, others are annuals for patio pots and some tomato, aubergine and sweet pepper plugs. It’s not been the best of weeks for planting things outdoors with wind and rain and now gales, (nor ideal for photographs, hence the…

A Bluebell Walk

Eventually the rain cleared away this week so that we could go on a bluebell walk. Although there are bluebells in our  lanes and on the hill, I wanted to visit a different location. One which is not too far away and which takes me on another of my favourite roads here in the west…

Six on Saturday | Mid-May Edition

A rather damp week with temperatures still below what they should be at this time of year. My tulips have all gone over as have the narcissi, with one exception. Lots of things coming into bud though, including roses and clematis and lupins and alliums. One or two (or six) things caught my eye though,…

Six on Saturday | White Flowers in May

Thought I would have a quick walk around the garden this week just to check on how things were going after the horrible storm on Monday. The wind kept up on Tuesday too, followed by rain on Wednesday and Thursday morning. But at least it meant I didn’t have to water the garden. The golden…

Another Monday Spring Walk

To be truthful this was on a Saturday as this particular garden isn’t open on Mondays. Despite the cold wind blowing down from the Arctic the sun was shining as I headed to the Helford River and Glendurgan Gardens. And yes we’ve been here before. And in Rhododendron time, but I know how much Jo…

Spring Bulb Wrap-up | 2021

The spring garden has always been my favourite. It’s the time that after a long winter, usually grey and persistently wet and stormy here in England, that the garden begins to come alive again and persuades me to pop out and have a walk around, often doing five minutes weeding as I look for things…