Six on Saturday 30-03-19

So March came charging at us like a lion and is now toddling off into the rear view mirror like a lamb after all. At the start of the month it took quite a bit of thought to capture the colour and change in the garden but now it is inescapable.  There is something new…

Six on Saturday 23-03-19 ‘Balance’

The March hare is continuing on at a frantic pace although some days it is hard to know where he is leading us. This week was the vernal equinox – the time of the year when there is exactly the same amount of light and darkness in the day. For the first time since 1905 this coincided with a…

Six on Saturday 16-03-19

One step forward, one step back. So it goes sometimes in March, a rather stop start kind of month. After the mild weather at the end of February we have returned to more familiar cold, wet days. It is nowhere near as bad as this time last year when there were snow drifts several feet…

Six on Saturday 09-03-19 ‘Serendipity’

“Serendipity noun. The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.” We may have only just begun the gardening year but already we are saying goodbye to some of our first guests. It feels like it has only been moments since we were introduced. The snowdrops and aconites are fading and the…

Six on Saturday 02-03-19 ‘The Bee Line’

At the start of the year I was writing that the bees would soon be emerging from their period of winter dormancy and beginning to explore the emerging spring. Someone kindly remarked that our bees seem to enjoy a particularly nice view from their hive. I agree. But then I started to think about how…