Six on Saturday 2020 30-05

The weather’s been fabulous this week, what a joy to have light winds, sunshine and real warmth. Here in Scotland, we moved into Covid-19 Lockdown Stage One yesterday. Some friends were anxious to be able to get out for walks or go to see family members, but right now I feel happy to just stay around my own house and garden until any initial rush is over.

If I had to complain it would only be to say that the heat has slowed my gardening efforts. I have to remind myself that this is only the end of May, Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020 30-05”

Six on Saturday 2020 23-05

There will be no gardening this weekend, the winds are too high and we have rain. Planting has been interrupted. I started planting mid-week by getting some dahlias into 20 litre pots and burying them in the borders (with the help of husband who had to dig the holes!). Four are in, one more will follow once it recovers from having most of its new growth munched by snails. Number six needs to decide whether it’s going to produce shoots or not. I suspect not. A further three small dahlias will be transferred into pots, to sit on the patio during the long, warm and lazy summer days that I’m dreaming about.

Some Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Double Click Mix’ and three Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020 23-05”

Six on Saturday 2020 02-05

I’ve become a full-time gardener (with overtime) during this lockdown and I’m loving it. Thankfully the weather this week has been mostly good – cold, lots of sunshine, and two days of rain. Oh my, the ground needed it – no amount of watering could have given the soil the soaking it got on Wednesday & Thursday.

We’ve moved hostas, mulched, weeded, planted geraniums, salvias & campanulas in the front garden and potted up trillions (it just seems like that) of Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020 02-05”

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”