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…

Six on Saturday: Winter Garden

Our back garden is north-facing and on a slope. In summer it gets plenty of sunshine and is a lovely place to be but at this time of year it is rather dank. Because it slopes down to the house, our patio is cold, wet and slippery. Next year we are hoping to redo our…

Six on Saturday: Lockdown flowers

It’s a grey old day but I’m loving the plants clinging on to colour in our garden. To be honest they’re a complete colour clash but by this time of year I’ll take anything, so let’s call it a rainbow instead 🌈 They are definitely cheering us up through England’s second lockdown. Thing one was…

Six on Saturday: So, it’s been a while….

… since I last joined in with SOS. Lockdown with three kids was pretty intense and it was hard to find time to blog. But it’s nice to be back sharing six things that are brightening up my garden this week. I’m looking forward to seeing what the The Propagator and other SOSers have been…

Six on Saturday: End of the heatwave

It was too hot to do much in the garden this week apart from sit in the shade watching the plants frazzle and watering where I could in the evening. Now it has cooled down I will survey the damage – lots of things have gone over prematurely. The sweet peas seemed to like the…

Six on Saturday: Midsummer magic

Titania, Bottom and all the fairies will come out tonight as we have reached the midpoint of the year, the summer solstice and the garden is become a place of magic. So join The Propagator and his troupe of rude theatricals as they show off their horticultural wares. Without further ado here are six scenes…

Six on Saturday: From slugs to sunshine 🌞

Yay it’s sunny today! I think the garden was glad of all that rain but I didn’t enjoy it much. The plus side is that everything is looking lush which is a nice place to be in mid June. The slugs and snails have been having a whale of a time. I planted out my…

Six on Saturday: June already?

How did we get to June? The year is rushing by in a swirl of mixed emotions – I believe they call it the Corona-coaster – but as ever the garden provides solace. More than ever this year I am grateful for this wonderful meme which provides an opportunity to document the weekly changes in…

Six on Saturday: Rainbow garden

Rainbows have become a symbol of our times and in this unprecedented sunny spring our garden has come out in glorious technicolour. Each week The Propagator asks us to show six things from our gardens and this week I hope to capture the riot of colour. 1. Front garden allotment The front garden where I…