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…

Six on Saturday 4th August 2018 (Succulent Special 2)

Hello and welcome to this weeks six on Saturday. Hurrah for precipitation. We have had big showers of rain on 3 days this week and the garden has spring back in to action. It’s an on call weekend this weekend so this weeks is going to be a quick one. August is always a busy…

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 28th July 2018

Good morning and welcome to Six on Saturday. Well hopefully by the time you read this we have had some rain.  I am getting bored of this weather now and would even accept 5 days of Sea Fret to cool down. Some of my plants are struggling and have flowered early and have died back…

Six on Saturday 21st July 2018

Good morning and welcome to this weeks SOS. This week we have had rain on 2 days.  A variable monsoon! My garden is looking a little bit bedraggled in places due to the drought and whilst I have not written this year off I have decided to start building my new borders ready for next…

Six on Saturday 14th July 2018

Good morning and welcome to SOS. What is happening with WordPress on the IPhone.  It is driving me mad.  It keeps deleting spaces at end of sentences and returns.  I got into a good routine writing the blog on the works IPhone but I have had to resort to the laptop. Well it didn’t happen!…

Six on Saturday 7th July 2018

Hello and welcome to this weeks SOS…Well the weather is hot, hot, hot again. It is getting a little bit boring now,  unrolling the hose most nights, giving the garden a good dousing and by 1pm the next day the garden is parched. No sign of any hose pipe bans up here, in fact I…

Six on Saturday 30th June 2018 (Succulent Special)

Thank god for Sea Fret is a phrase I never thought I would say. This week most of the days have started off with Sea Fret. This means that the plants have had a coating of moisture on them in the morning so I have only had to water twice this week. The murk usually…

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…