Six on Saturday 31st July

Top of the morning to you! Welcome to another Six on Saturday post. It’s been a bit wet and wild at times this week; a bit of a contrast to the sweaty heat of the previous week. As usual, The Propagator is providing a home for all Six on Saturday lovers, so head over there …

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Six on Saturday 24th July

Good morning! It’s been a bit warm this week, to say the least. The garden is starting to look a little bit cooked, but there’s rain on the way over the weekend; hopefully that will keep everything ticking over for the time being. Last week I commenced my Six on Saturday by showing some shots …

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Seedlings

We’re in the middle of an absolute scorcher of a week here in Birmingham (and elsewhere). Much has been made of the fact that we’ve been served an Amber weather warning for heat, but it ought to be noted that weather warnings for heat were only brought in as recently as June. As I’ve been …

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Six on Saturday 17th July

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Six on Saturday. Today is a reasonably momentous occasion in that this is the last time I’ll be working on a Saturday for some time, possibly forever (although I doubt it)! By 7.30 I’m usually messing around in someone else’s garden, counting the minutes ’til someone brings me …

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Tree Following – July 2021

Well I think it’s about time we popped down to Rookery Park for another Tree Following. The Avenue of Lime Trees is in full summer flow now; leaves deep green, flowers out. As usual, I headed out early to take advantage of the park while it was quiet. The sun was shining brightly, lighting the …

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Six on Saturday 10th July

Good morning, it’s Six on Saturday time again! The Propagator will be leading the way, as well as hosting a selection of other Six on Saturday posts from around the world. As I’m sure you are all acutely aware, the garden is a busy place at the moment; both for the gardener and their plants. …

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Corydalis ophiocarpa

Some die poorly: that guy who goes to the toilet in Jurassic Park. Some die well: Samuel L. Jackson in Jurassic Park. Corydalis ophiocarpa dies well. It’s short biennial life cycle is vigorous and floriferous (yet somehow unimpressive for all it’s abundance of flowers), but it’s most attractive feature is it’s bronze-hued senescence. Old leaves …

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Six on Saturday 3rd July

Goodness gracious, we’re into July already. I’m not quite sure what happened to the first half of the year; it seems to have gone in a flash of work, sleep and Six on Saturdays. As usual The Propagator will be hosting a variety of other Six on Saturday offerings for your entertainment and pleasure. For …

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Shop opening!

It’s been a little while, longer than I had planned in fact, but my online shop is now back in business! The shop contains a variety of different plants, tubers and seeds, and I will continue to add to these as the year goes on. Here’s a list of what I have available, although you …

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