Six on Saturday 24th August 2019

Hello and welcome to this weeks SOS. I am pleased to say the it is the last weekend of the Edinburgh Festival so that means work will be quieter and I will be able to spend more time in the Garden. The garden has looked after itself over the past few weeks but there is…

Six on Saturday 17th August 2019

Hello and welcome to this weeks SOS. This week has been relatively dry and sunny for a change. My garden still looks tired and battered a bit with all the rain with very little plants flowering. However there are glimpses of summer still in the garden. Work is still busy with other members of staff…

Six on Saturday 10th August 2019

Hello and welcome to this weeks Six on Saturday. Well what a week of weather we have had again. We have actually had more dry days than wet days this week but Friday of course was a tad wet as it was across the country. I hope The Propagator has taken waterproofs on his holiday…

Six on Saturday 3rd August 2019

Hello I and welcome to this weeks SOS. I wasn’t going to write a SOS this week because I have been working a lot of overtime thanks to the Edinburgh FrInge Festival. The annual cultural melting point which gobbles up most of the parking spaces and brings pavements to a stand still and make my…

Six on Saturday 27th July 2019

Hello and welcome to this weeks SOS. Well as Carolina Aherene said on the Fast Show this week has been Scorchio! Unfortunately I don’t like hot weather. As someone that has been bought up on the blustery coast of the Northumberland give me a blustery NE from blowing off the North Sea in March any…

Six on Saturday 20th July 2019

Hello and welcome to this weeks SOS. This week we actually had a few days of sun thi which was most welcome but we also had a lot of rain especially on Wednesday. The garden looks completely different compared to this time last year during the mini drought. Most pants seem to be healthy and…

Ten on Thursday a Hardy Succulent special.

Hi and welcome to a Hardy Succulent special. This is a special blog for Granny from SOS. I have a number of hardy succulents in the garden mostly made up of Sedums and Sempervivums. It has become a bit of an obsession. I now have something like 65 different kinds of Sempervivum and the collection…

Six on Saturday 13th July 2019

Hello and welcome to this weeks SOS. This week has again been a very damp week with rain all day on Tuesday. This has of course benefited the garden and filled my water butts again. I have left all my Succulents out this summer during the wet weather and have not had any problems to…

Six on Saturday 6th July 2019

Hello and welcome to this weeks SOS. As I start to write this Blog the weather is distinctly autumnal. A cold front has moved in from the North and it has started to rain. I take sole responsibility for the change in the weather as I watered the garden on Wednesday night as according to…

Six on Saturday 29th June 2019

Hello and welcome to this weeks SOS. What half a year gone already? Where did that go? On Thursday something weird happened and the Sun came out and we had heat for a change! As I said in last weeks SOS I am on holiday this week but only managed to go to one of…