Six on Saturday 23rd June 2018

Good morning and welcome to my Six on Saturday. Working weekend so this is going to be a quick one. We actually had rain this week and it was pretty substantial. It even filled one of my Water Butts. However the weather forecast is for high pressure and hot and dry weather for the foreseeable…

Six on Saturday 16th June 2018

British Weather huh!   What would we do with out it.  Not content on having one of the driest periods I can remember for a long time (can count on one hand the amount of times we have had rain since April) mother nature sends us Storm Hector!   The garden got away relatively easy…

Six on Saturday 9tb June 2018

Hi and welcome to my Six on Saturday. Mother Nature has take control of the garden and has put it in over drive. Whilst not overly warm the sun has shone for periods on most days and we actually had a little bit of rain last weekend. I am especially happy with the way some…

Six on Saturday 2nd June 2018

Eh June already? Blimey it’s a quick year. Seems like yesterday that we had snow on the ground and the beast from the east paid a visit. Is it just me or does it seem that most of the weather is coming from the continent this year. Bloody European weather coming across her bringing it’s…

Garden Shed Move

I went a bit overboard when I bought a new shed last year. I bought a 10ft by 8ft shed which was a bit over the top as the garden is only 15ft wide. Getting behind the shed was a bit of a squeeze and there was unused space behind there. There is a 2m…

Six on Saturday 26th May 2018

Good morning and welcome to this weeks six on Saturday. It’s been a cloudy week but another dry week. Garden opportunities have been limited because I have started working on a big project at work. The garden is really starting to take shape. Today I will hopefully be moving my 10ft by 8ft garden shed…

Six on Saturday 19th May 2018

Week it’s been an eventful week. After 7 years I have decided to step down from a technical service engineer back to a bog standard field service engineer. My stress levels have been through the roof over the last couple of years so I have finally had enough and have decided to take a back…

Six on Saturday 12th May 2018

Good morning and welcome to this weeks six on Saturday. it is a work weekend this week so as always this will be a quick one. We actually had rain fleetingly on Wednesday night and it has given the Gardens  bit of a boost to say the least. I have managed at least an hour…

Six on Saturday 28th April 2018

Good morning and welcome to this weeks SOS. I have been on holiday this week so popped up to Argyll and Bute for a few days.  I went on a bit of a bus men’s holiday and visited 4 gardens when I was up there.  All individual in their own ways and all fantastic gardens. …

Linn Gardens, Cove nr Helensburgh

Today I went to what might be one of the best gardens on Scotland if not Britain. That is a bold statement I know but this place is magical. A families love affair which at times has seen tragedy but this is a place has been built on one mans passion and fascination of plants…

Benmore Gardens, Argyll

I first visited this garden 2 years ago and have always wanted to go back. I went back today and I had it confirmed that this garden is a gem. Benmore is a mountainside garden and is owned by the Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh. The planting was started by James Duncan in the 1860’s and…

Six on Saturday 21st April 2018

Welcome to this weeks six on Saturday.  Pleased to say the good weather has arrived!.  My first tulips are just about to flower and I am sure more will follow soon.  I must admit I have been a little jealous of all the pictures of the Tulips on Twitter over the last week but I…