Category Archives: Six on Saturday

Six on Saturday: Silhouettes and Structures

A wet and windy Saturday will no doubt add to the increasing accumulation of leaves around the garden, but if the rain eases off I might begin sweeping later in the day, bagging leaves to provide the anticipated leaf mould … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: the Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly

Mostly good, thank goodness, like these lovely nerines in the Coop, clockwise from top left: the ordinary Nerine bowdenii, then N bowdenii ‘Alba’, ‘Albivetta’ and my favourite ‘Mr John’. I choose to grow them in pots under cover and although … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Getting Stuck In

A dry day and an absence of other commitments have meant a start to some of those seasonal jobs that weigh on put minds for weeks if we don’t get stuck in when we have the chance. Here, the Golfer … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Having a Ball

Having been forecast a damp day yesterday, it was a pleasant surprise to find the rain held off till mid-afternoon, leaving just grey skies for the day out we had planned. My order of bulbs from Peter Nyssen had arrived … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Disgraceful!

As autumn progresses, it brings with it a range of changes within the garden as annuals turn up their toes, herbaceous plants cast off their earlier finery and trees don their autumn outfits before casting them off like an eager … Continue reading

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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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