Category Archives: Six on Saturday

Six on Saturday: In-between

We are in-between garden openings at the moment, with a group visit a week ago, the first general opening on Wednesday, and our second and last general opening tomorrow. Unless there are later group visits booked, that will be it … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Phew!

Phew…what a scorcher it was yesterday! Phew! What a hectic afternoon it was on Thursday! Whew! What a relief it is to have some rain today! Take your pick… On Thursday afternoon we had our only (so far) booked group … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Roses Grow on You

The neighbour who kindly waters the garden as necessary when we are away was exclaiming this morning about all the roses in it, which he must be able to see from his upstairs windows; he then lowered the tone of … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Not All of Them Pretty…

…so let’s start with one of them that is, Rosa ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’ on a stem accidentally broken off when I was tying in a nearby clematis. It certainly proves that it pays to study the plants in our … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Not All of Them Pink…

Just a quick SoS from me today, with no apologies for them all being roses – but at least they are not all pink! There are still many roses with buds yet to open, and those that are in flower … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday, Not All of Them Roses…

Although many of the numerous roses in the garden have an odd flower or two, we are still a number of weeks away from peak flowering time, which hopefully will coincide with our garden opening towards the end of June. … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Some Combinations

As the garden continues to burgeon and more plants start flowering some pleasing combinations have been appearing, like the combination of aquilegia (Green Apples), astrantia (Star of Beauty) and allium that I have enjoyed in previous years, although it’s not … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Distractions

With so much going on in the garden at this particularly fecund time of year it is very easy to get distracted and diverted to another task, tying in wayward stems, checking progress or otherwise being reminded of things other … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Expect the Unexpected

The garden is looking increasingly more abundant every day, and still throwing up some surprises. Magnolia ‘Susan’, above, has now been flowering well for a few years now, although still surprises me when I see all those tulip-shaped buds breaking … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: More Glimpses

Another dry and mild week has meant lots more gardening tasks, when time permitted, leaving me feeling fairly on top of things – although an unexpected flash of inspiration and a new project could easily throw things off course! With … Continue reading

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