Six on Saturday – 22nd October 2022

I’m creeping in at the eleventh hour here but I didn’t want to miss Jim’s first week of hosting SOS as he takes over from Jon, Mr Propagator. You can take a look at Jim’s blog for this week and the activities of all the other SOSers here http://garden-ruminations.co.uk/2022/10/22/six-on-saturday-22-10-2022/. Happy weekend to gardeners around theContinue reading “Six on Saturday – 22nd October 2022”

In a Vase on Monday – 17th October 2022

In contrast to last week, I think I might have tried too hard to be clever this week. I was desperate to make use of this Portmeirion vase and of the pin holder I have used inside it… and I thought I would try working with a limited colour palette instead of my usual explosionContinue reading “In a Vase on Monday – 17th October 2022”

Six On Saturday – 13th August 2022

Happy Saturday to gardeners and readers around the world and a special thank you to new followers – it’s so nice that people are interested in following what we’re up to in the garden, and I can only apologise for not posting much recently. The hot weather makes me lazy and one must bear theContinue reading “Six On Saturday – 13th August 2022”

Six on Saturday – 18th June 2022

It was scorching yesterday, so obviously I chose to collect and bag up a tonne of horse manure with a hangover. Today, blasts of very welcome heavy rain have kept me out of the garden so far, but I’m not complaining. I’m dallying over an extra coffee and browsing the gardens of all the otherContinue reading “Six on Saturday – 18th June 2022”

In a Vase on Monday – 13th June 2022

Delphinium casualties brought about by high winds meant immediate action was needed with the secateurs, which spurred me on to tame the worst excesses of the alchemilla mollis. I don’t especially care for the centaurea montana because I find its prolific, thuggish self-seeding irritating and I find the whole plant quite coarse, but I letContinue reading “In a Vase on Monday – 13th June 2022”