Six on Saturday | Annual Round-up 2022

We have reached the time of year when I take stock of the garden over the past 12 months, reviewing the successes and the failures. It won’t surprise anyone who lives in the UK that this has been the driest year of the six I have been living in Cornwall. As I did in my…

Six on Saturday | till the cows come home

‚ÄúRemember, Remember the 5th of November, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot I see no reason Why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot. Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, ’twas his intent To blow up the King and the Parliament Three score barrels of powder below Poor old England to overthrow…” Given the shambles of the British Parliament these…

Six on Saturday | October Colours #5

We are heading into my least favourite time of year when the clocks fall back tomorrow and it will be dark by 5:30 pm. I should have been born a bear so I could hibernate now until spring. After a fairly soggy week in which I did just manage to get the lawn mowed, but…

Six on Saturday | October Colours #4

As October draws to an end I am astonished to see so much colour in my garden. You do need to look for it amongst the death and decay, but fuchsias are still going strong, geraniums are flowering again and even roses are in bud. So let’s have a wander: The feature image is of…

Six on Saturday | October Colours #3

A beautiful still and even warm day last Saturday meant that I was able to get most of my spring bulbs planted. The majority are in containers though I did make use of the newly emptied bamboo bed to plant some Alliums and Narcissi in the ground. They’ll be dug up next year though as…

Six on Saturday | October Colours #2

Another week of sunshine and showers and strong winds has kept me out of the garden on most days, though there are still a lot of things to get done, not least planting the spring bulbs. It’s becoming a challenge to find anything new in the garden, but some plants deserve another view. Like last…

Six on Saturday | October Colours #1

How did that happen? One minute it was summertime – no rain, high temperatures, struggling plants – and then whoosh! we are entering the 10th month of the year. I don’t dislike the beginning of October – well it is my birthday soon – but that was far more exciting when I was small, now…