Six on Saturday: Easter cornucopia

On this glorious Easter weekend there is a cornucopia of things to choose from for this week’s six. 1. Apple blossom I love the pink and white candy blossom on our dwarf apple tree which has opened out in the warm sunshine. Last year we only got one apple on this tree after the Beast…

Six on Saturday: Tulips!

‘April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain.’ T. S. Eliot, ‘The Wasteland’ I missed last week’s Six on Saturday due to an all day yoga course, so apologies if someone has already quoted T. S. Eliot, but at this time…

How many bulbs does it take to change the world?

My bulb order from Peter Nyssen arrived this week and I am impressed to see that the company has made huge strides towards sustainability. No this is not a sponsored post – I am a genuine unpaid fan of their bulbs. Firstly, all of their bulbs are now, to the best of their knowledge, free…

Six on Saturday: A quick six

Happy first birthday to The Propagator, who started this meme one year ago today. I have only been joining in since the start of the year, but it has already become a regular fixture in my gardening and blogging week. If you are not up to something exciting this sunny Bank Holiday weekend, then, like…

In A Vase On Monday: Rainy Day Blues

Let no-one say I am not committed to Cathy’s wonderful In A Vase On Monday meme. Why, I have just ventured out into the driving rain to pick some weather-beaten blooms and if that is not dedication, I don’t know what is. Again, a simple arrangement, as it is only our second year in the…

Six on Saturday: April showers

The poor garden doesn’t know whether it’s coming or going at the moment. Scorching heat one minute, cold and wet the next. We have heavy rain forecast for Sunday and Monday but today there is just a lingering grey chill. Welcome to April in the UK. Anyway, here are my six for this week, joining…

Six on Saturday: Spring fever

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, Littlest Weed is outside shouting his little cotton socks off (except he’s barefoot) – what’s not to like about this mini-heatwave? Like our esteemed host, The Propagator, I am loving the tulips this week, but there is lots more happening out in the garden worth a mention…