Category Archives: Six on Saturday

Six on Saturday: Precious

The garden is full of precious gems, like the amethyst, rubies and rhodochrosite (tulips Seadov’ and ‘Purple Flag’ and bellis) above, and lapis lazuli (bluebells) below: Rose quartz (dwarf Rhododendron ‘Snipe’): Garnets (Persicaria ‘Red Dragon’): One of many forms of … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Spring Surprises

Tasks in the garden currently seem to be expanding to fill the time available so squeezing in time to write a post has not been easy, but I thought I would share a few spring surprises for Six on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Focussing on Spring

I meant to show this last week, one of the first buds on the ‘Winter Sunshine’ sweet peas in the greenhouse – last year the first blooms were open by this stage of April. Sadly, the picture seems to be … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Wisteria in Bud!

The buds on our wisteria are swelling nicely and in profusion…but sadly I am not the only one who has noticed, as you can see from the photo above… The blame rests, I am pretty sure, on the chunky shoulders … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Damage Limitation

Thank you for all the comments about compost during the week; as with all garden problems, it is reassuring to know that many other bloggers have encountered poor quality compost at times too. Thankfully most of us in our blogging … Continue reading

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March Blooms: Reelin’ and a Rockin for Six on Saturday

Once I began dipping my toes into the pleasant waters of the garden blogging community, some months after the blog was born, I quickly discovered and participated in various memes like Garden Bloggers’ Blooms Day, Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day, End … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: They Keep on Coming

The woodland was planted in 2000 and a batch of probably 100 wood anemones were planted soon after – I might have said wood anemones, but in truth they were more like a small pile of broken twigs, for that … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Pink Sticks and Purple Kings

As well as all the snowdrops and hellebores, I have added numerous other plants of winter interest in recent years, mostly as a result of what I have seen and read on other blogs, especially that of blogging friend and … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: the Streamside and Other Projects

I got a shock looking through photos to try and find one which showed the overgrown streamside border because, at this leaner time of year, I had somehow forgotten how floriferous and leafy the garden is in summer! The one … Continue reading

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Six Saturday Smiles

We have continued with gloriously sunny days this week, albeit with the downside of frosts at night – it’s strange how one can almost forget, after the lower light levels of a winter season, the joys that a bright and … Continue reading

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