Six on Saturday – 29/12/2018

It is quite a challenge to find ideas for Six on Saturday at this time of the year. The allotment is dormant (with some waterlogged paths) and the patio containers look just as they did a few weeks ago. However, all is not lost!

I live in a Hampshire harbour village which is part of several Chichester Harbour inlets and home to retired and weekend sailors, with not just one but two sailing clubs. It is no surprise to find not only boats in front gardens during the winter months, but also wooden dinghies along the main road filled with colourful annuals during the summer months and grasses, pansies and wallflowers in the winter.

These lovely boat planters are cared for by local residents with the help of donations and community grants. The Emsworth in Bloom team also plant up displays around the Mill Pond area, including hanging troughs on the bridge.

I know they also had a massive bulb planting session so I’m certain they will look magnificent in the spring.

So this is my short Six on Saturday post hosted by The Propagator . The next one will be next year in 2019 – Happy New Year everyone.

Six on Saturday With a Difference

I’ve missed two Six on Saturday’s so catching up. Last Saturday was the scattering of my Dad’s ashes off the Isle of Wight on a very windy, icy cold day and rocking boat (🤢). The weekend prior to that I had a short break in a very sunny St Ives, Cornwall. So I am being naughty and going slightly against the rules, again! I had intended to write this blog last weekend but didn’t manage it and I really did want you to see the photos I took.

Therefore it is photos of a beautiful garden in St Ives, although a couple of weeks late, I am sharing my 6. Barbara Hepworth’s sculpture garden contains over 40 sculptures, nestled in amongst plants. Each piece is numbered and there is a laminated sheet giving details, but I forgot to collect one so with apologies I can’t tell you anything about the sculptures, but hope you like them. It was fascinating looking in and around each piece to view a different aspect.

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That is my cheats Six on Saturday and please hop over to The Propagator’s blog to view what is happening in other people’s gardens this first Saturday in November.