Furloughed….12 weeks of gardening….maybe….part 4

Hello and welcome to the latest blog about my gardening exploits during these strange times. Think of this is as a Six on Saturday lite. With being at home all day I have never spent so much time in the garden and with the extra time I have spent ahead I am way ahead of…

Six on Saturday 11th April 2020

Hello and welcome to this weeks Six on Saturday or is it Friday or Sunday whatever day it is. First of all Happy Easter to all the readers of this blog and you family and loved ones. We are living in extraordinary times and this is going to be the weirdest Easter we have ever…

Furloughed….12 weeks of gardening….maybe….part 3

Hello and welcome to this weeks blog about my gardening exploits when I have been furloughed. This blog is lighthearted view of my gardening exploits that will include a few mishaps, failures and successes. The weather has been great over the past few weeks with warm temperatures and sun most days. The highlight of the…

Six on Saturday 4th April 2020

Hello and welcome to this weeks Six on Saturday. Is it Saturday? I am not sure anymore. This dystopian world that we live in is turning everyday into Groundhog Day. Thank god for my garden, exercise, beef and Star Trek Voyager on Netflix. I may have to whisper this but my garden needs rain!!!! There…

Furloughed 12 weeks of gardening…..perhaps…..week 2

Hello and welcome to a more light hearted and left field weekly blog during my period of being stuck at home during the COVID-19. I have to admit I am beginning to get a little bit stir crazy now of being at home everyday. It’s just not something I am used to as for the…

Sempervivums April 2020

If you have read any of my Six on Saturday blogs you will be aware that I feature Sempervivums a lot in the blog. Sempervivums are extremely hardy succulents that can withstand temperatures in the winter of up to -28 degrees C. They are mostly found on Southern European Mountain Ranges, Turkey, Armenia and Northern…

Monday’s Nature Walk 30th March

Hi and welcome to my first Nature Walk Blog One of the things I will be doing more during this period of lockdown is trying to make sure I get out and go for a long walk as often as possible. Being of a large build and having to drive a lot for work means…

Six on Saturday 28th March 2020

We live in strange times. To me we seem to be living in a Hollywood Disaster Movie with bells and whistles this was highlighted yesterday by a video I saw on social media of drone footage of the roads in the Old Town of Edinburgh. It was scary stuff. I am also officially now being…

Furloughed. 12 weeks of gardening…..perhaps…..Week 1

So it’s official. Work has had no other option than to put me on the government backed scheme to pay 80% of my wages due to the COVID-19 crisis. It is what it is and hopefully as a nation we will get through it better at the other end. I suppose 80% of something is…

Six on Saturday 21st March 2020

Hello and welcome to this weeks Sox on Saturday. Well where do I start. I have started writing this blog at 5am on Friday because I can’t sleep because of worry about Covjd 19. The amount of turmoil this country is going through in such a small time is frightening. However this blog is a…