#SixOnSaturday: How the other half garden

This week I’ve been back volunteering at Launde Abbey for the first time since early December. It was literally freezing cold on Thursday but three hours of winter tidying – mostly dead-heading and weeding for me – certainly kept us all warm! It was great to see the group of ten or so regular volunteers again, and there was much catching up about Christmas and … Continue reading #SixOnSaturday: How the other half garden

#SixOnSaturday: Acts of kindness

The focus of today’s #SixOnSaturday is motivated by two things. The first is, frankly, that I have no interested in braving the damp, the cold and the gloom on the off-chance that there might be six interesting things going on in the garden! But the second is that I wanted to reflect a bit more on my decision to attempt to be a bit more … Continue reading #SixOnSaturday: Acts of kindness

#SixOnSaturday: Turning over a new leaf

Inevitably, it’s a very soggy #SixOnSaturday this morning!! Although the garden is – appropriately- looking very January-ish at the moment, there are gratifying signs of new life almost everywhere I look. Two of this week’s six – the tray of primulas and the pots of dianthus – come courtesy of the reduced benches of my local garden centre. The primulas will just go into the … Continue reading #SixOnSaturday: Turning over a new leaf