Six on Saturday 2020 20-06

The weather has thrown everything at us this week, cold mornings (yes, central heating cold), warm afternoons, thunderstorms and torrential downpours. The plants took a bit of a beating overnight on Tuesday during a thunderstorm. Heavy rain turned roses to mush, broke stems and flattened newly planted annuals. However, after a bit of deadheading, pruning and propping up, everything picked up and looked fairly good again in the warm sun that followed on Wednesday afternoon.

I had a small plant order arrive this week, with Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020 20-06”

Six on Saturday 2020 13-06

Another busy lockdown week has passed, and most of the garden is now planted up. I’m still waiting for a few online order plants to be delivered, and they’re running late. I can’t complain, it’s been great to have that online resource during the lockdown.

In the garden there are many plants I would like to move to different spots, and although we actually moved a couple this week, by necessity rather than choice, the rest will have to wait until autumn. It was the wrong time I know, but they seem to have recovered.

I think I’ve over-planted…I do it every year. I don’t seem Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020 13-06”

Six on Saturday 2020 06-06

Brrr…just as well I didn’t pack away my winter clothes. A drop in temperature of 12 degrees causes dismay at any time of the year, but in early June when most of the tender plants are in the ground it’s an unwelcome shock. I’ve had to don a fleece and a jacket again when I had been enjoying working in a lightweight summer shirt. There’s little doubt that that the change in weather will have slowed down growth but hopefully the plants will be strong enough to hold their own with this chilly, and very windy spell of weather.

Weather aside, the garden’s getting into the mood for summer, with roses beginning to open their buds, and some annuals also showing their Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020 06-06”

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

I made up my mind earlier this year that I wouldn’t be growing tomatoes. Our youngest daughter’s wedding was booked for July this year and we, plus our nearby family, would be away from home. Summertime, with no family to tend them, and not wanting to put the chore onto friends, I decided it would be best to just give them a miss this year.

But we all know that many weddings have suffered due to the current, awful situation that the county, and indeed the world is in. Our daughter and her fiancé made the Continue reading “Tomatoes”

Six on Saturday 2020-15-02

Seeds for the Summer Garden

Patience isn’t my strong point when it comes to sowing seeds. At this time of the year, after my seeds have arrived in the post, I just want to go into the greenhouse and start sowing them. This year, I’m waiting until March. I’ll rephrase that…I’m trying to wait until March…but it’s not easy! They’re whispering to me ‘sow me now…’

In past years, seeds that I’ve sown early in the year Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020-15-02”