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”
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”
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”
There are times when nothing but a little bit of retail therapy will do. January was a miserable, gloomy month, and February didn’t get off to a much better start.
On Friday morning last week, I’d had enough, and headed out to one of our nearby garden centres. I had Hellebores in mind. Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020-08-02”
One week today we’ll have reached the end of January, and there’s a lot of new shoots appearing throughout the garden now, some on time, some early. The two pots of Iris reticulata (above) have flowered a bit earlier than I’d hoped, but they’re pretty and I enjoy looking at them from the study window on dark and gloomy wintery days. Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020-25-01”