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 8th September 2018

Good morning and welcome to my Six on Saturday I have started writing this blog on Friday as I have a cheeky day off. It has been raining all morning and the garden is looking a little bit soggy to say the least. I shouldn’t complain after the dry spring and summer we have had…

Six on Saturday 11th August 2018

Hi and welcome to this weeks SOS. I have not spent much time in the garden this week due to work but did manage to do a little repotting of some of my tender succulents trying to figure out where I am going to store these over the winter. It looks like I am going…

I am not Monty Don!

As we had some substantial rain last night I decided to try and take a wee corner root cutting of Geum Lady Strathden. As I did not want to get my feet muddy I reached over the border m, back arched and put the spade at the side of the plant. I put my foot…

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…

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…