Six on Saturday 2020 15-08

Autumn is fast approaching, though at the moment we’re currently having a lovely warm spell of weather – so this week’s six is a tiny taster of the colours that we should be starting to see in a few weeks time. There’s reds, oranges, yellows, golds, and hints of purple. If autumn is this colourful then I’ll be smiling.

Temperatures from Wednesday on have been in the mid-twenties (my daughters who live in warmer lands tell me that’s cold) but for us, it’s about as high as we like it. My memories of 35-40C temperatures on visits to Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020 15-08”

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 25-04

Here in this little corner of the world, we’ve had another week of glorious sunshine and the hose has been in use all week. Until Thursday the sunshine was accompanied by very strong winds that battered the plants and made photography somewhat difficult – but in spite of that, no one here would dare trade the winds for rain!

This is our 6th week of social-distancing and so far we’re holding up well. The garden and the good weather have been our lifeline. Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020 25-04”

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”