Six on Saturday – 15th April 2023

A frost caught me out last night and I failed to fleece, but I think I got away with it. I haven’t spotted any casualties so far. After days of endless rain and some really ferocious winds, the sun is out and the garden is peaceful and hopeful. I promised to attend to the gardenContinue reading “Six on Saturday – 15th April 2023”

In A Vase On Monday – 11th April 2023

A return to IAVOM after a long absence, and with an unsophisticated but boldly-coloured arrangement. I own countless vases but frequently end up relying on a jam jar. This, at least, is a relatively pleasing jar that once contained Italian cherries in syrup, and I kept it especially for small posies like this one. JustContinue reading “In A Vase On Monday – 11th April 2023”

Six on Saturday – 8th April 2023

Hello! 6 terrible photos from me after a long absence. The sun was very bright when I took these photos yesterday and I dare say I might have had a Good Friday beer or two. Anyway, in a drive to get myself back into blogging, here are six shots from the garden yesterday. Spring hasContinue reading “Six on Saturday – 8th April 2023”

Monday 2nd May 2022 – Potential

An overcast weekend (apart from the odd sunny spell on Saturday) but we are not deterred, no, we have gardened as much as we could and the garden is bursting with potential. Every spare inch of space in both greenhouses is packed full of seedlings or seeds just sown. The plants are all sighing withContinue reading “Monday 2nd May 2022 – Potential”

Six on Saturday – 23rd April 2022

A lack of rain and a cold drying wind have some things looking a bit parched here – I need to get out and do a spot of judicious watering. The weather was just the same this time last year, according to my sort-of garden journal. A busy weekend of planting out and potting upContinue reading “Six on Saturday – 23rd April 2022”

Six on Saturday – 16th April 2022

I am determined to get my Six on Saturday post right this week so I’m getting it in early! Lots of new growth and signs of Spring in the garden this week as the days lengthen and temperatures rise. I’ve taken the risk on bringing a few of the more tender things out of theContinue reading “Six on Saturday – 16th April 2022”

Six on Saturday – 9th April 2022

One of the nicest things about WordPress – and something I didn’t anticipate at all – is that it is a sort of community, and one may connect with other gardeners all over the world (and have a good nose round their gardens, too). Via Rosie Amber ( I have come across Six on Saturday,Continue reading “Six on Saturday – 9th April 2022”

Sunday 27th March 2022 – snatching some gardening time from the jaws of (welcome) chaos

Dreadful photos (bright sunshine, don’t want to complain!) and no confluence between enough time to take better ones and the inclination to do so. Chief Engineer’s birthday and a weekend of extremely welcome visits and a sense of normality and a life fully lived… WELCOME, LIFE, we missed you. The Under-Gardener is noticeable in hisContinue reading “Sunday 27th March 2022 – snatching some gardening time from the jaws of (welcome) chaos”