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 11-04

Many of my spring plants and bulbs are starting to fade now, and I’m beginning to empty a few pots. When I look around the garden for colour – it’s mostly green, but that’s a sign of new growth, new plant life, and the march towards brighter, warmer weather.

The crab apple, Malus Evereste, will be in bloom soon, as will Amelanchier ‘Ballerina’. Acer ‘Bloodgood’ always puts on a good show in spring, especially in the early morning when the sun is backlighting its leaves. The tulips are pushing up to peek over the tops of their pots, and a few in one of the borders are almost ready to open. Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020 11-04”

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”