Category Archives: Six on Saturday

Six on Saturday: David, Dorothy and Some Bishops

Most of my dahlias have been flowering for a few weeks, some now prolifically, and with some difficulty have chosen six to share on Jon the Propagator’s weekly meme, starting with David Howard (above) and Dorothy Rose below: Top Totty … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Jaw-Dropping

While the roses have a little rest,¬† clematis throughout the garden continue to get better and better, their mass of colour providing jaw-dropping moments of sheer pleasure and wonder. The first four are in constant view from the kitchen, framing … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: After the Whirlwind

At 10.30 this morning 29 members of the West Yorkshire Hardy Plant Society (HPS) filed down the side of our house and into the garden; an hour and 101 questions later they were gone, on their way to Devon for … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: A Thing of Beauty…

…is a joy forever, and although all of these beauties will fade and die in due course I am safe in the knowledge that they will return again and again, like the good friends that they are. The garden is … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Firsts

Every ramble this week has brought another first in terms of what has started blooming, with almost all the roses now having begun to flower, but only a few profusely. I was well pleased today, however, to find the first … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Not All Visitors are Pink

Later than in most years, the roses are gradually coming out to play; ‘Strawberry Hill’ was the first, climbing over the arch at the back of the main borders. She has a very dishevelled appearance, as if she got dressed … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Visitors

In less than four weeks time we will be welcoming visitors as we open our garden for the National Garden Scheme, so we continue to crack on with necessary tasks in the garden. Now in our 5th year of opening … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Curiosities

It is such an exciting time in the garden, with so much going on and new appearances to look out for every day; however, a long list of pre-garden-opening jobs¬† (not to mention the fairly persistently damp weather) has precluded … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Many a Slip

There are lots of cowslips in the garden, mostly in the streamside grass, that popped up out of nowhere a number of years ago. This week another newcomer has arrived in the same part of the garden, shown above. At … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday, Including a Sad Tale…

Whatever records we keep of our gardens we are unlikely to have evidence to prove or disprove statements like ‘I am sure the blooms on this have never been as big’, as seems to be the case with crabapple Malus … Continue reading

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