Category Archives: Six on Saturday

Six on Saturday: All Systems Go?

It’s probably another 6 months until the garden is looking anything like it does in the lovely picture painted for me by lovely Elder Daughter, but now that I have had it framed I can hang it on the wall … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Behold a Great Light…

…and the angel Gabriel appeared, the only main season snowdrop likely to be flowering at Christmas. Last year two thirds of the specials were poking their noses through, with six in flower, an all-time record here; this year looks to … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday, a Quick Fly Past…

Early hellebore buds above, and snowdrop shoots (these are G ‘John Long’) below: Bags of leaves ready to be watered, spiked and left behind the bothy till 2023: Part of last week’s IAVOM, those tiny specks of colour on Hamamelis … Continue reading

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Time On My Hands

At last I have had time on my hands to get out in the garden and get on with all those seasonal jobs, managing at least a couple of hours most afternoons this week – and what a difference it … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Seasonal Stuff

With our first proper frost just over a week ago there have been some dramatically seasonal changes in the garden, with any remaining leaves on the witch hazels quickly changing colour before they too drop off – the one above … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Another One Bites the Dust…

Well, another two really, as these two silver birches were felled a couple of weeks ago by Tom, Tom, the Lumberjack’s son, our friendly young tree surgeon, the Golfer having erred on the side of caution and decided he was … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Fruitful

After flowering non-stop since June, and still sporting an odd bloom, climbing rose ‘Parkdirektor Riggers’ is now covered in hips, creating a striking silhouette even against today’s grey sky. Such an undemanding rose, it is never deadheaded and will be … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Snip Snip Snip

There has been a lot of snipping going on around here recently, with cutting back, down or out beginning in the borders during the week but,  more excitingly, our neighbours on the hedge side had workers in the garden today … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Time to Put Off Bulb Planting

My bulb order from Peter Nyssen arrived yesterday and, like many fellow bloggers, I can now begin to put off planting them…does anybody enjoy this particular gardening task, I wonder? Actually, I don’t mind the indoor planting, and there are … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: a Mixed and Damp Bag

I suggested in my end of month post that leaves on the trees had not yet started to turn, but today I notice that some of the witch hazels were indeed beginning to colour up – the one above is … Continue reading

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