Category Archives: Six on Saturday

More Than Six on Saturday: November Blooms

In case you think I am cheating, this is NOT a Six on Saturday post, to link with Jon the Propagator’s weekly meme, but an inventory of what is blooming in the garden at the moment! I was rapidly running … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: a Mixed Bag

I could have filled my allocated six slots at least twice over with blooms that are still hanging on long past their expected sell-by date, but with a November blooms post planned in a week or so, I looked for … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Always Something to Do

Hairdressers and barbers may now be closed again here in England due to Lockdown #2, but trimming of the hedge still continues, and the Golfer has moved on to the section that needs most work, that behind the special snowdrop … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Silhouettes and Structures

A wet and windy Saturday will no doubt add to the increasing accumulation of leaves around the garden, but if the rain eases off I might begin sweeping later in the day, bagging leaves to provide the anticipated leaf mould … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: the Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly

Mostly good, thank goodness, like these lovely nerines in the Coop, clockwise from top left: the ordinary Nerine bowdenii, then N bowdenii ‘Alba’, ‘Albivetta’ and my favourite ‘Mr John’. I choose to grow them in pots under cover and although … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Getting Stuck In

A dry day and an absence of other commitments have meant a start to some of those seasonal jobs that weigh on put minds for weeks if we don’t get stuck in when we have the chance. Here, the Golfer … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Having a Ball

Having been forecast a damp day yesterday, it was a pleasant surprise to find the rain held off till mid-afternoon, leaving just grey skies for the day out we had planned. My order of bulbs from Peter Nyssen had arrived … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Disgraceful!

As autumn progresses, it brings with it a range of changes within the garden as annuals turn up their toes, herbaceous plants cast off their earlier finery and trees don their autumn outfits before casting them off like an eager … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: More than a Second Glance

Just a quick and fairly random selection of things from the garden for my Saturday Six, things I have paused and admired on more than one occasion recently. The Six on Saturday meme is hosted by gardening friend Jon the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: a Lanky Lodger and Other Stuff

Having shown the delightful crab apple ‘Evereste’ last week, I thought it only fair to show the equally bright and fruitful ‘Golden Hornet’ this week; however, those of us acquainted with this buzzy crab apple also know its weakness, that … Continue reading

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