Six on Saturday 27-04-19

The week started off with one of the warmest Easter weekends on record and has finished with more familiar cool, misty, April drizzle. It was nature’s very own way of hardening off new growth and a perfect week to accelerate the procession of seedlings from greenhouse to cold frame to the garden. Herbaceous perennials are…

Six on Saturday 20-04-19 ‘A very good friday indeed’

It was Good Friday yesterday which meant a public holiday and a whole day spent in the garden in the wonderful spring sunshine. I had a long list of things that I wanted / needed to do but I can be rather poor at judging how long things can take so a few of these…

Six On Saturday 13-04-19

Everyone has a different routine when they get back from holiday. I remember the excitement as a young boy of going through the large pile of post wedged behind the front door to see if there was anything there for me. For my parents there was perhaps just the simple relief of realising that the…

Six on Saturday 06-04-19

After confidently asserting last week that the winter was definitely over it should really have come as no surprise that we had a couple of days of driving sleet and hailstones this week. All courtesy of a harsh North Easterly wind. So not warm enough yet to put your bare bottom on the soil to…