Six on Saturday 14th August

Why hello there! After last week’s holiday, and Six on Saturday sabbatical, I return refreshed and renewed. I was deeply, deeply concerned that during my five day’s absence, the garden might have withered and perished. Mightily relieved was I, to find that things were pretty much the same as I’d left them. Gazing upon my …

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Tree Following – August 2021

It’s Tree Following time again and our Avenue of Lime Trees has been busy. Those jolly little flowers that we were admiring last month have started turning into fruit. Before we continue, here’s a look at The Avenue from the usual vantage point: All things considered, it looks pretty similar to last time; a little …

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Corydalis linstowiana

Should you, like me, be lost in the wormhole that is the Corydalis genus, might I suggest that you join me in the sub-wormhole of biennial Corydalis. Amongst the biennials I grow: C. heterocarpa, a showy yellow number; C. ophiocarpa, a curious and unusual thing; and then the hidden gem that is Corydalis linstowiana. I …

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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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