#SixOnSaturday: Plot 35

It’s a lesser-spotted allotment #SixOnSaturday from me today! Although I have been spending regular chunks of time on the plot in recent weeks, most of my time there has been spent trying to claw the whole thing back from the chaos that unfolded in the month after I’d started at Waddesdon when I didn’t make it up there at all. Today’s been the first time … Continue reading #SixOnSaturday: Plot 35

#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: No rest for the wicked

It’s peak tulip season, as I’m sure is evident from the wealth of images from across gardening social media and blogs, so the time has come to join in the fun. As ever, I bought my tulips from Sarah Raven. The main image is from the Bold and Brilliant collection and I think it’s probably Mariette. Top right, Spring Green, bottom right, Groenland, and bottom … Continue reading #SixOnSaturday: No rest for the wicked

#SixOnSaturday: New beginnings

This week’s #SixOnSaturday is a bit of a mish-mash, but, given that the last couple of weeks have also been a bit of a mish-mash, that seems appropriate really! Wallflowers (erysimum) are dominating the garden at the moment. I can’t remember where the pale yellow variety in the main image came from, just that this is now at least its third spring and possibly its … Continue reading #SixOnSaturday: New beginnings

#SixOnSaturday: Sleeping Beauties

While most of my attention has been focused on the allotment, the secret garden has been quietly but beautifully waking up from its winter sleep! So this week’s offering is very simple: hellebore, snowdrops (galanthus), hyacinth, grape hyacinths (muscari) and wallflower (erysimum). Head to The Propagtor‘s blog to see what’s going on in other gardens in the UK and beyond! Plot 35 Those who follow … Continue reading #SixOnSaturday: Sleeping Beauties

#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