Category Archives: Six on Saturday

Six on Saturday: Coming Along Nicely

With our February garden opening only 5 weeks away, there is a long ‘to-do’ list on display – or two to be exact, as the Golfer has one of his own, jobs I can entrust him to do that don’t … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Colour

It’s not all green and brown in the garden at the moment, as the Pittosporum ‘Tom Thumb’ and bright carex (C Everillo perhaps?) above demonstrate. Also in the shrub border are Nandina ‘Obsession’ and Nandina ‘Fire Power’: In the border … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Heaps to Do

Yes, I know most of us are busy at this time of year and have heaps to do – that’s nothing new – but I can happily say, not in the least smugly, that any Christmas arrangements are complete, pending … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Promises, Promises

One of our neighbours is bereft when the UK television programme Gardeners’ World has its seasonal break, as for him this marks the end of the gardening year and a winter with no reason to go and potter in the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Frost

With temperatures forecasted to drop to at least -2°C last night a frost was inevitable, so my camera accompanied me on the first ramble of the day to capture the result. It certainly made for a pretty scene, exemplified by … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: the Times They are a Changin’

Cooler temperatures and blistery blustery Thursday have ensured that things in the garden are very much a changin’, but I for one have no objection. There is something about the seasonal changes at this time of year that brings out … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: the First and the Last

Well, the last will be first for this Six on Saturday post, as temperatures down to minus 2°C last night will sadly have seen off the dahlias for this year. The photograph was taken quite early in the day but … Continue reading

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