Category Archives: greenhouse

In a Vase on Monday: Tom Thumb and the Elegant Lady

Those of you who happened to read my recent Six on Saturday post will have been aware of the ‘spoiler alert’ and guessed I was going to use a fantasy chrysanthemum in today’s vase, a vase which took mere minutes … Continue reading

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In the Coop on Saturday: A Few More than Six

Noelle recently asked if I could perhaps show the contents of the Coop and my working greenhouse on Six on Saturday sometime, so today we have the latter. It’s not particularly exciting just now, as even though I aim to … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Going…

…is crab apple Malus ‘Golden Hornet, with its manky rotting yellow crabs… Still here, however, is multi-coloured foliage of witch hazel Hamamelis ‘Ruby Glow’, although most of my other witch hazels are now completely nude: Nerines in the Coop are … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Observations

There is always something worth seeing in this garden, whatever month of the year it is. Observing the small changes not only brings a lot of pleasure but is a meditative process in itself, except on those occasions when inclement … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday, Half of Them Pink

During the week I often come across something in the garden that could be featured on Six on Saturday, but then forget it by the time Saturday comes around and find myself scrabbling for contributions. Some of those featured this … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Ticking Off the Jobs

This week I seem to have had more time available to get on with autumnal tasks, and despite an unwritten list there have still been all sorts of things ticked off it, ranging from washing pots and making more chutney, … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Busy Between the Blooms

After a few days away at my Mum’s it was good to get back into the garden and get on with the accumulating tasks, as well as catching on the remaining blooms, like climbing rose ‘Crown Princess Margarita’ (above) and … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Scraping the Barrel

I have been scraping burnt-on grease stains off the Aga this afternoon, but feel I have had to really scrape the barrel for today’s Six on Saturday post, the meme hosted by Jon the Propagator. At least I can start … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Another Mixed Bag

Saturday is a good day for mixed bags, as several things which wouldn’t be enough for a post of their own can be combined into one post. My contribution to Jon the Propagator’s weekly meme actually contains more than six … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Pole Dancer

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