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…

Six on Saturday | April Blues

April has been a funny ole month – a northerly cold wind blew throughout most of the early days with some wintry showers thrown into the mix, but most days have been sunny and dry, although temperatures barely reaching double figures and down to 0°C at night, but fortunately no frosts here. I have managed…

Six on Saturday | Future Plans

After last month’s post I was left pondering about what, if anything, I would like to change about my garden. What I’d really like is to get a garden design team in and landscape it as a Japanese garden – it’s definitely wet enough to grow ferns and mosses! And after the first mow of…

Meteorological spring

We have been here before in spring, but the last time was a  year ago just before the first lockdown in England.  Trengwainton (NT) gardens in nearby Madron are not open all year round, but they are now, although due to the current Covid-19 restrictions you do have to pre-book so numbers are limited. And…

Return of Six on Saturday

I thought I would have been back amongst the SoSers sooner, but it’s been an altogether miserable winter and although I had one or two flowering plants in January, nothing worthy of a SoS post. 1. Crocuses in containers. Last year I grew the lovely Crocus Chrysanthus ‘Blue Pearl’, ‘Cream Beauty’ and Crocus ‘Orange Monarch’ …

Six on Saturday | Annual Round-up

As it is coming to the end of October and the end of BST we are heading into the worst months of the year (November, December and January) as far as I am concerned. Winter for me is a time to plan ahead, redesign borders, choose plants for next year and dream of spring and…

Six on Saturday | Late October

Nothing much has changed in my garden this week, the Hosta is looking very sorry for itself, the Asters have finished flowering and all the Cosmos have been removed and binned. Some bulbs have been planted, but most of them are from last year so I don’t know if anything will come of them. I…

Six on Saturday | Mid-October Edition 2020

The month is flying by and soon, sadly it will be that time of year when the clocks go back and darkness descends at 4 p.m. Not my favourite time of year. But it’s not been a bad week down here, lots of sunshine midweek and a chance to plant some tulip bulbs IF they…

Six on Saturday | October

Another week of wind and showers and intermittent sunshine. Temperatures dipping dramatically in the evening so the woodburner has come back into use. I try not to switch on the central heating until the last possible moment as we have oil here in the countryside not gas, and it can be expensive to run. Definitely…

Six on Saturday | Birthday Blues

As a child I always looked forward to October as it is my birthday tomorrow, now there are far too many years to want to count them! And it comes around too quickly. I could swear I was only 45 last year! The weather is usually still fairly clement around this time and the OH…