Category Archives: Six on Saturday

Six on Saturday: Combinations

On one of my rambles around the garden today it struck me that that there were a number of pretty combinations around, most of which were the result of a happy coincidence rather than any planning on my part. Admittedly, … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Grand

Clematis montana ‘Grandiflora’ above is climbing very grandly through the hedge, not only exceeding anything it has ever done before but also exceeding any expectation one might have of on seeing the ground in which it is growing – reclaimed … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Moving On and Moving In

It is inevitably the time of year for ‘firsts’ in the garden, and above is the first of the summer clematis to bloom. ‘The Vagabond’ is an early and mid-summer variety, a type I rarely buy because of their lack … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Aquilegia, Astrantia and Allium

When aquilegia, astrantia and allium, the three As, begin to flower in the borders we know the transition from spring to summer has begun and that the garden has gained an unstoppable momentum. The above photo (coincidentally) shows all three. … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Mystery, Exotica and Miracles

I had forgotten how much I liked the colour of this hippeastrum, Red Lion, which always reminds me of red silk. This is the one I used to treat myself to each year if I hadn’t been presented with one … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Dazzled, Damp and other Ds

We have had glorious weather recently, for most of our nearly four week lockdown in fact, with warmth and sunshine every day – a coat might have been needed perhaps only a couple of times for our daily permitted exercise … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Raspberry Ripply

The garden is full of spring blossom but to make a difficult choice easier I decided to focus just on pinks. This week has seen tulips coming into their own (which somehow seems a bit early but probably isn’t) but … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: 322 Plug Plants and Some Sweet Peas

For the second year running, I placed an order in November for all the bedding plants* needed to fill all the pots, troughs and baskets for the following year. Trying to plan and choose in advance was really hard, and … Continue reading

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Six on Sunday: Busy!

I took photographs for Jon the Propagator’s Saturday meme yesterday but got engrossed with something else and ran out of time to write a post – probably a good thing, having lots of distractions to stop us thinking about the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: the Pace Quickens

Daytime temperatures have reached the low teens most days this week and there have been splashes of sunshine and blue sky, but even on the greyer days there has been an urgency about the garden, its pace quickening as the … Continue reading

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