Next week they are predicting winter is finally here with snow expected and talk of a Beast from the East soon arriving. The overnight temperature finally dropped in my back garden to 1.5 degrees – I added another thermometer because I thought the first might be broken. Weatherpeople were predicting below zero temperatures but the … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Is it winter?
This week (plus weekend) has been a scorcher and so plants have been both thriving and dying. The vegetables did well but also suffered if they were not in the ground for long enough – for example, the melons that you would think would love the warm weather are now dying because there was not … Continue reading Things of the Garden
I missed out on Six on Saturday for a couple of weeks due to weddings (on the Welsh border) and weather (too freezing) so I thought I would pop up a few pictures from then and now in between the sideways rain. From my back garden; and from the Welsh countryside (unknown trees to me) … Continue reading Almost Wordless Wednesday
I had been complaining that the squirrels ate all my tulip bulbs before they even had a chance to sprout. While this is still true, out of the 40 or so I planted, a few have bloomed despite the attacks. They are not particularly incredible but I am just glad to see some in the … Continue reading Finally Tulips
Hoverflies are abundant in my back garden now that the weather is warm and sunny; although hoverflies feed on nectar, some of the species’ larvae eat aphid and other pests so it is always good to encourage them into the garden. The only problem is, although some feed on aphids; other larvae feed on plants … Continue reading Hoverflies
There were a few things that I thought might not have survived the heavy snow and I was resigning to ditch them however a lesson in patience told me to wait at least until the warm weather. My six in Saturday are these resurrections a little late for Easter but very welcome indeed. I bought … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Things aren’t dead
On Saturday I went to the RHS Orchid Show – I want to go to the RHS Chelsea flower show but probably won’t work out well to be able to so when I saw this show running over the weekend; I decided it would be a nice compensation. I dragged my husband along (he is … Continue reading RHS Orchid Show (& Plant Fair)