Friday 13th – Sunday 15th May 2022 – conscious competence

Frenzied activity in the garden all weekend, with three long days of hard graft put in by all three of us (well, the Under-Gardener perhaps not so much). We had scorching hot weather followed by a warm wet day and I am so grateful for a good downpour that I didn’t mind working in it.Continue reading “Friday 13th – Sunday 15th May 2022 – conscious competence”

Six on Saturday – 30th April 2022

In haste, my Six on Saturday. Despite this being a bank holiday weekend I can’t quite seem to get on top of things… but sometimes I think the point of gardening is to teach one to let go of the need to feel on top of things all the time. Wishing all the SoSers andContinue reading “Six on Saturday – 30th April 2022”

Sunday 24th April 2022 – dog tired

The Under-Gardener has had a lot to complain about: he’s exhausted from all the garden supervision he’s had to provide for the humans this weekend and he’s peeved that despite these being his notes, people haven’t seen much of him. So here he is, in his favourite occupation of sunbathing on the job. That ridgeContinue reading “Sunday 24th April 2022 – dog tired”

Monday 14th March 2022 – let there be light

We picked a good day to be off work today as the weather was glorious. The Under-Gardener (fresh back from a stay at his holiday home) soaked up the Spring sunshine, as did the daffodils and everything else that is now bursting into life. It was still light at 6pm this evening… just like that,Continue reading “Monday 14th March 2022 – let there be light”

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th March 2022 – welcome to Spring… almost

A bright crisp day on Saturday made outdoor work a real pleasure (and helped to dispel the Head Gardener’s mild hangover). Most of the weekend was taken up with groundwork, preparing beds ready for planting vegetables for the new season. It’s that awkward time of year where keen gardeners want to get sowing seed, butContinue reading “Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th March 2022 – welcome to Spring… almost”