Category Archives: Six on Saturday

Six on Saturday: More than a Second Glance

Just a quick and fairly random selection of things from the garden for my Saturday Six, things I have paused and admired on more than one occasion recently. The Six on Saturday meme is hosted by gardening friend Jon the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: a Lanky Lodger and Other Stuff

Having shown the delightful crab apple ‘Evereste’ last week, I thought it only fair to show the equally bright and fruitful ‘Golden Hornet’ this week; however, those of us acquainted with this buzzy crab apple also know its weakness, that … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Summer Suns are Glowing

I look forward to the above view in late summer, when the peachy rose ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’ has its second flush and the peachy crab apples of Malus ‘Evereste’ are beginning to ripen, a match serendipitously made in heaven as … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Seeking Wisdom

Gardeners are likely to find their wisdom in many places – their successes, their failures and their also-rans. So am I going to plant out my recent order from Claire Austin directly in the borders? No, because I have learned … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Still Busy

Despite the high winds yesterday, I still managed to accomplish one of the tasks that mark the seasons – summer pruning the wisteria. This involved an ordinary step ladder for the lower stems, the scaffolding for the bulk of the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: a Lumberjack’s Eye View

The first time we used scaffolding to cut down a tree at this end of the garden, on that occasion I clambered up it to get a better view of this end of the garden, as we don’t have upstairs … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Busy!

As the globes of echinops begin to colour up they become a magnet for bees – but this busy bee was dining alone, his friends perhaps still being reluctant to dine out. Us humans have been busy this week too, … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Yellows

I decided, for want of anything else grabbing my attention, to share six yellow blooms from my garden as part of Jon the Propagator’s weekly meme – but then struggled to find six, nearly having to resort to half of … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Making a Bold Statement

I like dahlias. Is that a bold enough statement? Strictly speaking, I don’t suppose I like ALL dahlias, but in truth I was referring to the dahias themselves making the statement, which is probably unrefutable as their solid chunky blooms … Continue reading

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Clematis Curiosities

I have mentioned before now that it seems to be a good year for clematis, and amongst the floriferousness there have also been some unseasonable oddities, like a few blooming sprigs on C armandii ‘Snowdrift’ (above), the flowers so purely … Continue reading

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