Six on Saturday March 23rd 2019

Hello and welcome this weeks SOS. I am pleased to say that this week the weather has settled down a bit and got warmer and more spring like. I have managed to give a large part of the garden a tidy and thinks seems to be coming along nicely. This weekend is an on call…

Succulent Collection Spring Maintenance

As some of you may know my Succulent Collection is expanding fast. I have spent most of this morning planting them into new pots and carrying out some spring maintenance. Including taking off dead leaves, looking for pests and removing grit and dirt from the leaves and stem with a paint brush. March is an…

Six on Saturday 16th March 2019

Hello and welcome to this weeks SOS. Well after a very wet week last week this weeks has been a bit more Spring like in weather if a little bit on the chilly side. If you believe the weather forecast for today then it is forecast for snow but I am sure that will be…

Six on Saturday 9th March 2019

Hello and welcome to this weeks SOS. Well what a difference a week mates. Record temperatures last week and back to Spring weather this week and more rain than you can shake a soggy stick at. I have been working away from home this week and been staying around the Central Belt of Scotland for…

Six on Saturday 2nd March 2019

Good morning and welcome to this weeks Six on Saturday. Well it’s official the weather has been barmy this week. Record temperatures and moorland and gorse fires at Saddleworth Moor and On Arthur’s Seat (poor chap!). Luckily the weather seems to have hit the factory reboot button and yesterday was lovely and damp. And the…

Six on Saturday 23rd February 2019

Hello and welcome to this weeks SOS. Well the weather is bonkers at the moment. I have never known warm temperatures like this on February up here. The garden is paying dividends for this and everything seems to be way ahead compared to last this time last year, especially when you consider that around this…

Six on Saturday 16th February 2019

Good morning and welcome to this weeks SOS. It has been positively mild this week although there has been a chilly wind at times. The days are getting longer and the sun is getting higher. I have managed to spend a few hours in the garden this week and have been tidying up and making…

Six on Saturday 9th February 2019 RBGE special

Good morning and welcome to SOS. It is a working weekend this weekend and the Six Nations is still on so gardening opportunities will be limited no doubt. During the week I managed to do some tidying up in the garden and I planted a new Sedum trough (photo’s to follow). On Tuesday I spent…

Six on Saturday 2nd February 2019

Hello and welcome to this weeks SOS. It has been a snow free week up here north of the wall. It has been frosty though so much so I had to put a jumper on on Thursday! The garden has looked very idyllic after a couple of hard frosts and on Wednesday it got down…

Six on Saturday 26th January 2019 (Frost Special)

Good morning and welcome to sixth is weeks Six on Saturday. The weather has been decidedly colder this week and Tuesday night was the coldest of the year so far. I like the frosty cold weather as it covers some of the evergreen Sedums with sparkling silvery magic. I had a couple of hours off…