Six on Saturday: Frost and snow

Brrrr. This week saw the coldest night for seven years in the UK, which I know is nothing compared to some of you in the northern hemisphere who have been experiencing an even more extreme freeze. Here in the South East of England, the snow did not settle for long, but there is something magical…

Six on Saturday: Aloe, aloe

Leesten very carefully, I will say zees only once… Ok enough of the punning. This week I am heading indoors for my six. I have to warn you I am a bit of a houseplant killer. My green fingers in the garden seem to disappear when it comes to plants in the house and I…

Six on Saturday: Flower Festival

It’s festival season. Mr Carrot has taken the Little Weeds to see a show at the Brighton Fringe. I’m taking my mum to see a literary talk at the Charleston Festival for her birthday. And earlier this week my mum and I enjoyed a wonderful day at the Chelsea Flower Show. The garden is looking…

Six on Saturday: After the rain

Actually make that in the middle of the rain as there is more on the way, but this morning the sun came out for long enough for me to venture out. 1. Our new pirate ship We had this awkward raised shady bed at the back of the garden under a bay tree where nothing…

Six on Saturday: Spring Cocktail

I was out last night for a few cocktails with some of the mums at school, so with a slightly fuzzy head here are my Six on Saturday. Thanks to The Propagator for hosting this meme, which is just as much fun as the heady mix of elderflower liqueur, rum, kahlua and vodka I consumed…

Six on Saturday: glad to be outside again

This week has been the first of the year when I have really enjoyed being out in the garden. It feels like everything is coming back to life and I have a sense of excitement about the year ahead. So it is a joy to join in with The Propagator’s Six on Saturday meme and…

Six on Saturday: Jobs to be done

The garden has looked quite beautiful under its white blanket this week, but now that the snow is receding, I think it is reaching a low point for the year. So what better time to think about the what I need to do so that by high summer – and even hopefully by the spring…