Six On Saturday 28-09-19

The first day of autumn arrived this week. It has remained mild but wet and the first frosts feel like they are not far away, they may even have started. In between the showers though the sun has broken through in its magical autumnal way. Winter in the garden is a time for planning and…

Six On Saturday 21-09-19

It is only mid September but the honeybees are well into their winter preparation by now. At this time of year there a few priorities for the beekeeper to maximise the chances of the colony surviving through the winter. The first is to ensure that they have built up enough stores of food. Not so…

Six On Saturday 14-09-19 Dry Stone

The lost words is a beautiful book from 2017 written by Robert Macfarlane and illustrated by Jackie Morris. It was inspired by the news that a widely used dictionary for children had decided it would no longer include words like ‘wren’ or ‘acorn’ because children were no longer able to identify these things or to…

Six On Saturday 07-09-19

It is nearly dark by 8.30 in the evening now and the light evenings will continue to shrink down week by week until the clocks change next month. There is one benefit though of the sun not rising so far above the horizon. ┬áThere is a unique quality to the light that shines in the…