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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Six on Saturday – And still they come

12/03/2022 It’s been a bit of a mixed week weather-wise, but Spring is surely advancing. Daffodil displays are in now full swing. In fact, there’s a local daffodil festival in Thriplow next weekend that I will try to get to. … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Whispering grass … and a challenge

26/06/2021 The summer solstice passed with temperatures lower than the winter solstice in some places round here. We had a heavy dew on our lawn, which looked like frost. It felt cold. We measured 5 deg C in the open … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Refreshed and raring to go

This last week we managed to get away to Dorset for a little break. It’s the first holiday in well over a year and it was lovely. Yes, we had plenty of rain (and 65 mph winds), but there were … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: January Blues

The forecast for tonight is for temperatures to fall to -5 Celsius here. This will be the lowest so far this winter and cold enough that I’ve moved some more plants into the protection of my two new mini plastic … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – All Change

28/12/2019 So, this is the last Six-on-Saturday for 2019. Many thanks to Jonathon, The Propagator, for hosting such a fun and inclusive meme throughout the year. Here are my six today: 1) Mahonia – Borrowed glory OK, this is in … Continue reading

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