Another week and still in lockdown, but hopefully we're starting to get a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, we're looking forward to hearing what Boris Johnson has to say about his plan for our future tomorow...... It's been a busy seven days here at home, what with being back at work … Continue reading Six on Saturday – An Eclectic Mix
Tulipa 'National Velvet'
Being the first weekend in May, I'd normally be thinking about gardens to visit over the next few months - but not today, we've just got our own garden to potter in, sit in and savour. Feeling a little restless, I've been looking at photographs taken over the last few years in various gardens we've … Continue reading Six on Saturday – Virtual Visits
With such a dramatic weather change (coinciding with my week of annual leave!), I've been in the house or greenhouse all week. But this afternoon, in between rain showers, we walked Ollie in Walsall Arboretum - and having benefitted from days of refreshing rainfall, the trees and shrubs are just stunning... It was very quiet … Continue reading Between Showers in Walsall Arboretum
English Bluebells in Merrion's Wood English Bluebell
I'm not sure why, given the current situation, but the weeks seem to be flying by - I can't believe it's Saturday again already! What we should have been be doing today was packing - for our week of golf in Portugal with a group of friends, due to start tomorrow. However, on the bright … Continue reading Six on Saturday – In the Blue
Sometimes you just have to take a step back and problem solve - and this may involve some improvisation! On Sunday morning, rather than continuing to mither about a lack of pots and potting on compost, I tasked myself with finding alternatives to the methods I normally use. A quick google search set me off … Continue reading Problem Solving & Improvisation
As isolation continues, I'm beginning to run short of various essential gardening items. The fact that I can't just pop out for supplies whenever I want to keeps catching me out - we take our freedom for granted and the social distancing we're all engaged in to protect the NHS and save lives is a … Continue reading Six on Saturday – Viola Vision!
A joyful tulip... tulipa 'Ballerina'
My brother Jonathan gave me this lovely camellia for my 50th birthday. I kept it potted for a few years as I'm rather nervous around acid loving plants and their need for extra care in gardens with a clay soil. However, after spending a couple of years in a pot, it was looking really sad … Continue reading Camellia ‘Tomorrow’s Dawn’