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…

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…

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…

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’ …

Thoughts on a Tuesday

At this time of year there is not a lot of colour in an English garden, although here in the far south-west green still dominates the landscape and you will still see a few flowers around. For other plants however, this is their time of year to show off. Pineapple Sage is one of them….

Autumn Colour

The Kilmarnock Willow at the end of my garden is hanging on to its last few leaves until the next windy day arrives. Time to join in once again with Dawn’s annual “Festival of Leaves” autumn challenge where we look at the beauty of this season.

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 October. 2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed…

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…

Autumn Colour

Time to join in once again with Dawn’s annual “Festival of Leaves” autumn challenge where we look at the beauty of this season.