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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

Michaelmas

The feast day of St Michael the Archangel on the 29th September coincides with the peak flowering season of autumn flowering Asters. Which is how they come by their common name, Michaelmas Daisy. These pretty flowers were bought from the Old Court Nurseries and Picton Gardens in Worcestershire back in 2014 and have flowered every year…

Six on Saturday | Autumnal beginnings

What a week! Brilliant sunny, almost summer day on Monday became a winter’s day by Thursday with strong winds, hail and cold temperatures. Poor plants! Having basked blissfully in the sunshine at the beginning of the week they were tossed around mercilessly by the end. So these photos were taken early in the week. (1) First…

Six on Saturday | September Borders

Another lovely week, with the exception of Wednesday when the fog remained stubbornly over the north coast of Cornwall, has meant lots of time in the garden. A quick visit to the local garden centre to buy some compost and a flexible bucket with the thought of buying some wallflowers and possibly a plant or…