Category Archives: Six on Saturday

Six on Saturday – All that sparkles …

Now -6°C is a bit of a shock to the system, after months of double digits! In the bits of the garden that haven’t seen the sun (or admittedly fantastic blue skies) the frost is building up into rather beautiful … Continue reading

Posted in Six on Saturday | Tagged , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Six on Saturday – A rather blustery week

It is certainly autumnal here. I’m looking out at blue sky just now, but we have had a full gamut of weather over the week, from stormy downpours with high winds to clear skies and cold nights. So clear that … Continue reading

Posted in Six on Saturday, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Six on Saturday – Nature’s bounty

10/09/2022 Well, we are certainly in a period of change and transition here in the UK: From losing our lovely Queen (which somehow felt like it was impossible) to gaining a King, from losing a clown of a Prime Minister … Continue reading

Posted in Six on Saturday | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Six on Saturday – Signs of desperate wildlife

03/09/2022 While I can no longer go on about months without rain, because last Thursday we did in fact have steady rain for a few hours, we have not seen any since and the ground is still solid. There are … Continue reading

Posted in Six on Saturday | Tagged , , , , | 20 Comments

Six on Saturday – Caught in the Act!

13/08/2022 A quick Six today, before I melt away. The vegetables are watered and I’ve gathered more courgettes 🤣. Yesterday I put a help-yourself pile of them out on a table by the hedge. They were all gone next time … Continue reading

Posted in Six on Saturday, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Six on Saturday – Gasping

06/08/2022 A lot of us are suffering from the same lack of rain, but the East of England seems to be getting a rather short straw as usual. We’ve had nothing here, other than the briefest of showers, since April. … Continue reading

Posted in Six on Saturday, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Six on Saturday – Cool flower spikes for a hot summer

09/07/2022 Last week I looked around the garden for plants with flower spikes at the hot end of the colour spectrum, so it is only fair to look to the cool end this week. Once again there were many candidates, … Continue reading

Posted in Six on Saturday | Tagged , , , | 19 Comments

Six on Saturday – Hot flower spikes for midsummer

It’s got to the time of year where I find myself having to continuously empty my shoes of grass seed and brush my T-shirts down to clear off the cleavers’ seedballs. I never get them all at one go, so … Continue reading

Posted in Six on Saturday | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Six on Saturday – Pretty little things

18/06/2022 Temperatures have dropped dramatically since yesterday I am pleased to say. (I start to droop, along with the plants, when the mercury reaches 25°C.)  This morning it’s possible to work, so I’ve finished planting out the climbing beans, so … Continue reading

Posted in Six on Saturday | Tagged , , , | 19 Comments

Six on Saturday – 04/06/2022

June doesn’t seem to have realised that it’s Summertime yet! It’s already been, alternately, freezing (well not quite, but down to 3°C), shockingly windy and showery, between bouts of lovely sunshine. Tomorrow is predicted to be very wet, with early … Continue reading

Posted in Six on Saturday | Tagged , , , , , | 22 Comments