Six on Saturday 6th November

Good morning, welcome to another Six on Saturday! The garden is in an interesting place as far Six on Saturdays are concerned: I’m pretty pleased with how it’s looking but the things that are growing well are the same things that have been going strong for several weeks now. Pretty much everything worth looking at …

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Six on Saturday 30th October

Today, like most other Saturdays, I am joining with The Propagator and friends for another Six on Saturday. The clocks change this weekend, skewing the rapidly diminishing hours of daylight in favour mornings. Personally I don’t much mind when the hours fall; by this point in year it still gets light after I wake up …

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Exploring Oxalis

Things are pretty quiet on the Corydalis and Dicentra front. There are a few leaves here and there, making the most of any fine autumn weather that passes through. The tuberous Corydalis are tucked away under a blanket of leaf mould; no doubt they are fidgeting around beneath their cover, sending roots into the freshly …

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Six on Saturday 16th October

Why hello there, welcome to this week’s Six on Saturday! I haven’t really done much at all in the garden this week; the days are letting in darkness like a boat with a hole in the hull: this doesn’t leave much leeway for post-work toil. We’re slowly wending our merry way into the tapestry of …

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Six on Saturday 9th October

Good morning and welcome to another Six on Saturday. As usual, I am joining with The Propagator and chums in showing Six things from the garden on a Saturday. It’s all a bit last minute this week, so without further ado: 1. Hylotelephium (or Sedum) I featured this delight back in September, along with a …

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Dactylicapnos torulosa

Dactylicapnos torulosa is a fascinating annual climber. It is often slow to start in the Birmingham climate I am growing it in, but it soon cracks on once the weather warms up. Once it gets going, it provides plentiful, pendant, yellow flowers. A novel feature, which extends it’s season of interest, are the twisted red …

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Six on Saturday 2nd October

Welcome to another Six on Saturday! As usual, I am joining with The Propagator and chums in posting six photos of six things, on a Saturday. The petrol stations have been dry, but the gardens have been wet this week. Although it’s been a little soggy, the garden really needed the rain. Hopefully it will …

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Six on Saturday 25th September

It’s Six on Saturday time again, led as ever by the inimitable Propagator. This week is a bit of a last minute one; time marches ever onwards and doesn’t wait around for us to catch up! Here’s my Six: 1. Ipomoea purpurea Here’s a little chance seedling that has cropped up again the whitewashed wall …

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