Six on Saturday | 5 flowers and IT

Another week of cloud and drizzle and wind. The grass has been too wet to cut however between downpours I have pulled out several Borage plants that were taking over the raised bed, one with a stem as wide as my arm! And hundreds of seedlings. Be warned, once you sow Borage you will never…

Six on Saturday | Raining. Again

After a lovely month of warm and dry and sunny weather in May and some sunshine and showers in June, July has started off dull and wet and windy, though not particularly cold. Still not the weather to get out in the garden although after four days away I certainly needed to do some work….

Meadow Brown

The medium-sized meadow brown (Maniola jurtina) is one of the commonest grassland butterflies, on the wing in the summer from June to September.  It even flies in dull weather when other butterflies are inactive. Which may explain why I saw this chappie in the garden on Wednesday. July Squares | Perspective

Six on Saturday | Zen Patio

I shall be away this weekend, visiting my daughter in Surrey so I  am not sure if I will be able to link to the Prop’s site properly. Obviously this post has been prepared in advance, but I thought it would be nice to have a look at the ‘Zen Patio’ when at its best…

Six on Saturday | The Longest Day

What a funny week! Sunshine and showers. Heavy showers. I know the garden needed some rain, but enough please! I want to enjoy this time of the year outdoors, plenty of time for indoor activities during our winter months. I did manage to mow the lawn on Sunday afternoon, taking a chance that it would…

creative with DOF #1

During the month of June the challenge on my Travel blog is about being creative with the depth of field (DOF). So I have been playing around with my aperture settings. These are both taken using my phone camera which has a large range of aperture settings and seems to work better than the camera….

Six on Saturday | Summer?

Typically as summer arrives the British weather deteriorates. Combined with the dull skies my enthusiasm has plummeted this week too and I have found it difficult to work up any energy to get outside. And where did that violent wind come from on Thursday that even managed to upend my hydrangea in a very large…

Six on Saturday | Summer 2020

Welcome summer time! Although the week began with beautiful summer weather, it deteriorated mid-week reverting to typical British summertime with cloudy skies and brisk winds, though not so much in the way of rain. This week’s six are all blues and purples that are in flower in my garden during this week. (1) Hebe (Shrubby…

Six on Saturday | the end of spring

I am very late with this post this week. Usually I have my post written on Friday and just waiting to link up to the Prop on Saturday. This week though has been weird, I go out into the garden for 10 minutes of weeding and come back in to find that hours have passed…

Six on Saturday | Newbies

May is hotting up, this past week has been lovely. Here in the south-west we don’t get those mid twenty temperatures in the rest of the country, but 20°C is fine by me. I nearly drove to a nearby beach mid-week, but decided to empty some of the early spring bulb pots instead and get…