Six on Saturday 25-05-19

There are many different types of rain. It may not surprise you that the Scots have words for almost every type of rain in much the same way that the eskimo group of languages are fabled to have inumerable words for snow.*  ‘Drookit’ for example is the end result of driving rain that is brought in…

Six on Saturday 18-05-19

The garden is slipping inexorably these days from spring into summer. Transforming from being a child into an adult. Looking back to the first days of spring every emerging shoot and bud was met with the rapture of an expectant mother and each day of subsequent growth was watched over like an anxious but proud…

Six on Saturday 11-05-19

Heavy rain at the start of this week was almost a relief after a fairly dry spring. The pond is now nicely topped up, the salad leaves are breathing a sigh of relief and the weeds are throwing a party. A mixed blessing then. The evenings are stretching out and I often find myself bookmarking…

Six On Saturday 04-05-19

For the most part it has been good growing weather this week. The temperature has remained mild and there have been spells of cool drizzle, most often falling overnight. I usually get up early and have a stroll round the garden at dawn, still in my dressing gown. Even at this early hour the birds…