Category Archives: Six on Saturday

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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Six on Saturday: Christmas Comes Late

Back in December, I ordered three shrubs to add to the winter interest in the garden, including Camellia ‘Yuletide’, a replacement for a small potted specimen that had turned up its toes:  two came within a few days, unlike Yuletide … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: a Cold Week

Temperatures have barely made it above freezing this week although, at -5°C, our lowest temperature was not as cold as in some areas and we only had a sprinkling of snow – but the little we had has lingered on … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Fair Maids

I thought I would share  some of my fair maids today, starting with ‘Rosemary Burnham’ above, and ‘Trumps’ below. Trumps, with his distinctive and broad spreading outer segments has been a particularly good do-er, bulking up nicely. ‘Starling’ is a … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: a Bit of Weather

I treated myself to a new weather monitor this week, the previous one which I have had for over 10 years having begun to be less reliable, especially in terms of rainfall. Like most gardeners, I have always taken a … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Something for Nothing…or Not Much

At the end of the 2019 season, our local garden centre heavily discounted all their remaining bulbs at the end of December; this season’s, however, were only reduced by 50% at New Year, so when I heard last weekend that … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Jail Break!

Our neighbour on the hedge side, who died two or three years ago, had a habit of using random items to fill gaps in the hedge in a bid to stop his dog getting out – he was particularly fond … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Glowing in the Arctic

It has been pretty chilly here for over a week, with temperatures barely rising above 2ºC; we had a little snow on Tuesday but it is snowing again now, with heavy snow showers forecast for much of the evening. Not … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Scraping the Barrel

I may have been scraping the barrel today to find 6 things to feature in the Saturday meme hosted by Jon the Propagator, but there were no barrels to literally scrape in the garden; I was, however, able to remove … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: to Bee or Not to Bee

With temperatures up to a relatively balmy 11°C today, the garden was hive of activity even when the gardener was occupied elsewhere. The birds were the noisiest they have been for many weeks (assisted perhaps by a recent topping up … Continue reading

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