Six On Saturday 25-01-20

Another mild week and we have still suffered very few frosts this winter. February can often be the cruelest month in the garden though so we are certainly not through the worst yet. There was a time not so long ago when a mild winter like this would be met with a sense of relief…

Six On Saturday 18-01-20

The week began with storm ‘Brendan’ passing through, bringing one or two branches down with it. Today though it was clear, calm and bright. For the first time in a while I had the opportunity to spend a little time in the garden. It was perhaps only about five degrees at midday but with the…

Six On Saturday 11-01-20 ‘Armchair gardening’

While much of the country seems to have been under a bit of a deluge this winter it has actually been relatively dry here and a glance at the rainfall chart shows that December was in fact drier than average and that trend has continued into the beginning of January. Today however it is pretty…

Six On Saturday 04-01-20 ‘Resolutions’

It is something of a relief this weekend that the festivities have come to an end and we can turn back to the simpler pleasures in life without all the excess that Christmas throws at us. I am not really one for making grand resolutions. Most changes in the garden seem to occur by gradual…