Six on Saturday 2020 16-05

Most of the focus this week has been on hardening off plants. The pelargoniums and dahlias have been out during the day for around 10 days now, but every time I think it’s going to be safe to leave them out, the forecast slithers downwards and I have to put them back undercover.

The pellies are now at the front door, they’ve outgrown their greenhouse space and had to leave. Evicted, if you like. Overnight Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020 16-05”

Six on Saturday 2020 08-05

There’s been a lull in gardening activities this week, we’ve reached a sort of in-between stage. The seedlings are in the greenhouse, not yet ready to venture outside, and the final few half-size trays hold seedlings that are still too small to pot on. It’s too early to plant out the tender plants, the garden is mostly weed-free (that won’t last long), and it’s mostly just watering and feeding to attend to for the moment.

Right now it’s late Friday afternoon and I’m sitting Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020 08-05”

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 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 18-04

Easter Monday was wall-to-wall sunshine, not a cloud in the sky. Winds were light, but icy cold. After lunch, the garden was warm enough to work with a lighter jacket, and ohh..that was good.

The day started off with husband and I struggling into an open area between shrubs and under the Acer at the back of the garden, a little area that I want to try to develop as a den for visiting grandchildren…when the lockdown is lifted.

We did some weeding and pruning, Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020 18-04”