Garden blogging, Six on Saturday

Six on Saturday – 21 July 2018

My first Six on Saturday is Roselily 'corolla' which after a very long wait just looking at buds, eventually flowered in a spectacular fashion this week! As promised here are the photos - aren't they beautiful! They are so different to other lilies, for a start they are pollen free so won't stain anything that… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 21 July 2018

Flowers, Garden blogging, In a Vase on Monday, Photography

In a Vase on Monday – Being Non-symmetrical

Yeah!  This week for In a Vase on Monday I am displaying flowers, not bought from a shop, or cut from the garden flower patch, but a little posy chosen from pots on my patio.   Whilst I was deadheading and I thought to myself there was no reason why I couldn’t arrangement a few in a small… Continue reading In a Vase on Monday – Being Non-symmetrical

Garden blogging, Six on Saturday

Six on Saturday – 14 July 2018

I will subtitle this post "The Good, the Sad and the Ugly. In reverse order (this may make your skin go funny) ... 1. The Ugly - Social Pear SawflyThere is (was) a small hawthorn shrub on my allotment. A couple of days ago I discovered it absolutely covered in what looked liked cobwebs full… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 14 July 2018

container planting, Garden blogging, Patio plants

A Late Comer to the Party – A New Patio Container

There are days, especially when it’s too hot to do anything, retirement can be BORING!!! Maybe I’ll write a blog post about retiring and moving into a new area at the same time - I don’t recommend it. This morning I Googled ‘Best Garden Centres’ near me and an independent nursery called Meadow Farm Nursery on Hayling… Continue reading A Late Comer to the Party – A New Patio Container

Garden blogging

In a Vase on Monday

At the risk of repeating myself, having moved into a flat, albeit with a patio,  I am without a garden and the allotment is not ready for flowers until next year.   I am, therefore, buying flowers for my home rather than using my own flowers for In a Vase Monday. Having said that, shop… Continue reading In a Vase on Monday

allotment, Garden blogging

Sunday Morning on the Allotment

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Oh boy it’s hot hot hot!  It is far too hot to do any work on the allotment, anyway the ground is so hard you can’t get a fork in to do anything.  All that can be done is massive amounts of watering.  I have two large watering cans which… Continue reading Sunday Morning on the Allotment