Six on Saturday: White rabbits

If you say ‘white rabbits’ upon waking up on the first of March it is supposed to bring good luck. I remembered to say it this year so hopefully that bodes well for this month. Here we are at the sixth of March already and time once again to join in with The Propagator and…

Six on Saturday: Spring come early

It has been lovely in the garden this week. Another lockdown treat bestowed upon us by Mother Nature. Most days I have been out with the kids and the puppy pottering around and beginning the gardening year. Over winter it can be tricky to find things to feature in Six on Saturday, hosted by his…

Six on Saturday: Daffodils and snowdrops

So it turns out there’s only one thing harder than homeschooling in lockdown and that’s not homeschooling in lockdown! Thank goodness for the weather which meant my kids were finally tempted away from Roblox for half an hour to come outside. (For those of you without pre-teen children Roblox is an arcane and mind-sapping computer/…

Six on Saturday: Housebound

Brrr, I’m sure we are not alone in having had minus temperatures all week. It’s not often this painfully cold here in the south of the UK but no outdoor gardening has been done so for this week’s six I’m featuring indoor plants. Thanks as ever to The Propagator who hosts Six on Saturday every…

Six on Saturday: A puppy in the garden

Our new puppy Baxter arrived a week ago – hence the lack of post last week – and as promised he is a little ball of cuteness and trouble. He loves the garden, particularly digging at speed in the flowerbeds like a cartoon dog, eating cat poo and chewing on the crocuses. The spade makes…

Six on Saturday: Wake up and smell the hyacinths

As I write it is freezing and gloomy and I am contemplating a run. I have just dashed out into the garden to take pictures – actually on a Saturday (I usually take them the day before). So this is as real time as it gets. I am delaying my run a little longer while…

Six on Saturday: First flowers

This has been a week of homeschooling and walks, not much gardening has been done, but it’s lovely to see the first flowers of the year appearing. Each week The Propagator generously hosts Six on Saturday where gardeners from all over the world blog about what’s going on in their patch. For me and many…

Six on Saturday: Frost

Here is Sussex we haven’t had the snow that much of the UK has had but yesterday we had a spectacular frost and stunning winter sunshine. These pictures were taken at 10am in our garden when the frost still hadn’t melted. In the afternoon the kids and I went out for a walk to a…

Six on Saturday: Wintry Things

Happy New Year! Here in Sussex like most of England we are in Tier 4 which means we can only meet one other person outside of the house and only essential shops are open. The temperature is hovering just above freezing and yesterday I didn’t leave the house at all. I don’t know about you…

Six on Saturday: God Jul

Six days to go and I’ve taught myself to play We Wish You A Merry Christmas on our new piano kindly given to us by a neighbour. My Christmas list this year consists mainly of garden-related items: a soil sieve so I can get rid of the persistent weeds in our compost; The Garden Jungle…