It's been a couple of weeks since I participated in The Propagator's SOS, for one reason or another I seem to run out of time, so this week I resolved to start earlier. I'm sure in England the fact that today has been nicknamed Super Saturday in honour of the re-opening of bars, pubs and … Continue reading Six on Super Saturday
We're at the end of June already - it's hard to reflect on the last 3 months without thoughts for those who have suffered immeasurable losses and we feel so lucky to be where we are now. In normal times we'd be in the fabulous Welsh countryside, taking in the hedgerows full of flowers, the … Continue reading 10 Wildflowers for June
It's been a beautiful day here in Walsall today, plenty of warm sunshine after a week of very mixed weather (but as I write, there's thunder over the rooftop!). I have to admit that I've felt just a little fed up of lock down over the last few days and I'm really missing my colleagues … Continue reading Six on Saturday – Out Front!
Rosa 'Summer Song'
The garden has had a good soaking over the last 3 days and not before time as at the beginning of the week it was looking distinctly parched and the hose wasn't having much effect. However, as we're now greener and healthier, the rain and wind can now stop (please) - otherwise the roses will … Continue reading Six on Saturday – ornaments
Whilst walking locally during lockdown, we've recognised that nothing can beat a leisurely stroll in the midst of British wild flowers on a warm sunny day. In taking our time, we've noticed so many wild flowers that we may previously have hurried straight past. This is the first of a series of blogs featuring the … Continue reading May in the Wild
This week, a more normal world would have brought us the Chelsea Flower Show, either via the BBC or a personal visit. We have never been to this legendary show, mainly because I just can't see the attraction of the crowds and what looks like a lot of jostling and manoeuvring in order to see … Continue reading Six on Saturday #MyChelseaGarden
Viburnums provide the gardener with choice from a wide range of either evergreen or deciduous shrubs and one of them is the elegant viburnum plicatum 'Mariesii'. I look forward to this plant flowering every May, with its horizontal structure, vibrant green leaves and the pure white lace cap arrangement of its petals, it's really worth … Continue reading Viburnum plicatum’Marieseii’
Tuesday this week saw May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Marked by International Nurses Day, it's also our daughter Sophie's birthday, a nurse who has been working on the front line during the Covid 19 crisis; we're so proud of her. It was heartwarming to witness the outpouring of appreciation for the nations nurses … Continue reading Six on Saturday
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