Six on Saturday 2020 21-03

This has been a difficult and emotional week for most of us. Covid-19 has occupied our thoughts, and there’s been no escaping from it. My husband and I are social distancing because of our age. Having to physically distance ourselves from our family is tough and I can tell you that many tears have been shed this week.

My place of solace has been the garden and fortunately, we’ve had Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020 21-03”

Six on Saturday 2020 14-03

Geum in Spring

I’ve been doing a lot of pruning, feeding and general tidying up of plants this week while dodging heavy showers. I have two Geum ‘Scarlet Tempest’ that I love, but at this time of the year, they definitely don’t look their best. I gave them a little haircut and suddenly they looked ready to face the world.

Geum ‘Scarlet Tempest’ flowers March to September, Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020 14-03”

Six on Saturday 2020 05-03

Hello Spring!

I’ve had such a lovely week in the garden, and it’s been a productive one. After weeks of almost relentless rain and winds, the first week of the meteorological spring brought us sunshine and gentle winds. It’s still bitingly cold but it’s been the type of week that conveys a sense of anticipation that springtime is gently flowing over the earth once more.

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

The first job I tackled on Monday morning was Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020 05-03”

Six on Saturday 2020 29-02

a Garden Centre lunch

Just to be clear from the start – this isn’t a post about food! It’s a post about Garden Centres, plants, and a lack of will power. On Wednesday I lunched with my two sisters. Mostly the food isn’t particularly brilliant, and the cakes are much too large, but we’re not really there for the food, we’re there to catch up with each other’s news and we know that if we want to chat for hours, no one will notice Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020 29-02”

Six on Saturday 2020-22-02

This week’s Six on Saturday has been a challenge!  I don’t know what the weather’s been like in your part of the world, but although officially, Storm Dennis is over, the wind has continued to blow and the clouds have continued to drop heaps of rain on us here, along with substantial amounts of sleet and hail.

I spent Wednesday morning in the greenhouse, potting on a few cuttings from last September and October. I stopped at lunchtime Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020-22-02”