#SixOnSaturday: The Platinum Jubilee edition

I’m back in my secret garden this week and it appears that I’ve managed – genuinely coincidentally – to rustle up an almost red, white and blue #SixOnSaturday! I acquired this astrantia – which I’m guessing might be ‘Shaggy’ – from the plant stall at Kelmarsh Hall last summer. I divided the clump into two; this half has done really well but the other has … Continue reading #SixOnSaturday: The Platinum Jubilee edition

#SixOnSaturday: Budding stars

My secret garden is going through what I hope will be a brief transition phase. The daffodils and grape hyacinth are finished. The tulips – almost universally underwhelming this year – won’t be around much longer. But the garden is full of buds. I acquired this astrantia from the plant stall at Kelmarsh Hall about this time last year. So far as I can remember … Continue reading #SixOnSaturday: Budding stars

#SixOnSaturday: Small and bright

The inexorable march towards spring is continuing in the secret garden! I was talking to my mum last weekend about the fact that I’ve never tended one garden for as long as I’ve had this one, so watching a garden mature, seeing plants return year after year, anticipating where new growth is going to appear: these are all new experiences for me and I like … Continue reading #SixOnSaturday: Small and bright

#SixOnSaturday: Baby, it’s cold outside!

So, certainly for the first time since I’ve been living in Leicestershire, we had snow in November! It’s rapidly disappearing now, but it did make venturing out into the garden to snap some pictures for #SixOnSaturday a rather chilly experience! Given that most of the garden is inevitably looking a bit bedraggled I thought I’d give you a sneaky peek under the plastic covers of … Continue reading #SixOnSaturday: Baby, it’s cold outside!