Garden snapshot: 8-20 Feb

I didn’t manage a garden snapshot last weekend so this one will cover the last couple of weeks, which is just as well as in that time I’ve managed far fewer daily forays into the garden. It’s probably no great surprise that I’ve found myself struggling over the last couple of weeks. When the weather got really cold I stopped going for a (more-or-less) daily … Continue reading Garden snapshot: 8-20 Feb

Garden snapshot: 31 Jan – 7 Feb

As I alluded to in Twitter posts on Friday and again yesterday, it’s been a bit of a week! The details aren’t important but it’s meant that I haven’t had a huge amount of time or headspace for garden things and I’ve missed it. I think I’ve also finally taken on board the fact that we really are still in winter!!! Plants that held onto … Continue reading Garden snapshot: 31 Jan – 7 Feb

Garden Snapshot: 17-23 January

Despite pretty changeable weather, I’ve managed to get out in the garden everyday over the last week, although rarely for very long! I also managed to get out for a ‘proper’ walk four days this week and my volunteering commitment means that I’ve spent a good chunk of time outside on two more days. I’m also reading more at the moment and I’ve started to … Continue reading Garden Snapshot: 17-23 January

#SixOnSaturday: Over-wintering

I thought today I’d focus on plants that have spent the winter in my mini-greenhouse and have so far succeasfully survived the (relatively) cold temperatures of the last couple of weeks. I’ll be honest, there isn’t anything particularly thought-through about the way I use my mini-greenhouse! Most of the time it simply operates as an extra place to put things. But it does come in … Continue reading #SixOnSaturday: Over-wintering

#SixOnSaturday: Retail therapy

A slightly left-of-centre six this week! I had a little garden-related shopping spree on Monday. It was my last days of leave before going back to work and I was definitely feeling a bit wobbly (and that was before Lockdown 3 was announced!). So a wander round Homebase did me the world of good! 1. I bought a couple of narrow trellises for my clematis(es? … Continue reading #SixOnSaturday: Retail therapy

#SixOnSaturday: In the beginning…

Happy New Year! What a rollercoaster that was!!! But I don’t feel inclined to linger on what’s gone before; it’s time to press onwards and upwards… I started this blog almost three years ago, in February 2018, as something to do during a short period when my mental health was a bit ropey. That year I posted very infrequently, in 2019 I did a little … Continue reading #SixOnSaturday: In the beginning…

#SixOnSaturday: The best of 2020

Having been pretty disciplined about my participation in #SixOnSaturday this year, I felt I couldn’t let 2020 pass without some kind of brief garden-focused retrospective. I’m gone fully off-piste this time and have decided to share the six best things about this year… 1. The best garden has, frankly, been my garden. Not because it’s the most beautiful, the best tended, the biggest or the … Continue reading #SixOnSaturday: The best of 2020

#SixOnSaturday: Transition Period

I wasn’t actually planning to write a blog post today; I’ve been sliding quietly into #SixOnSaturday hibernation over the last couple of weeks. However, my garden currently looks so ridiculous that I thought I really ought to post something! As you can see, not only is my garden still flowering but it’s a completely bizarre combination of cosmos that frankly should be long gone, an … Continue reading #SixOnSaturday: Transition Period

#SixOnSaturday: Pulling out all the stops

So, for reasons I genuinely don’t fully understand, my garden currently has the greatest number and variety of plants in flower that it’s had more or less all year! I certainly didn’t plan the garden to be this glorious in November (!) and at least half of the plants in the collage are ones I’d have expected to have been and gone by now. But … Continue reading #SixOnSaturday: Pulling out all the stops