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Six on Saturday – 5 November 2022

It has been pishing down in Glasgow for almost a full month. I actually like rain, but at the moment the ground is sodden, any remaining plants are completely battered and my garden task list for autumn severely delayed. I have had onion sets and garlic ready to plant since the end of September, but… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 5 November 2022

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Six on Saturday – 20 August 2022

Only a few garden tasks done today, as I am conserving my energy for tackling more to-dos tomorrow. Perhaps some tidying, seed-sowing, digging and maybe, some propagation. As ever, if you’d like to explore other gardens head over to The Propagator’s blog and enjoy reading through the comments. The participant’s guide is here. The Un-sown… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 20 August 2022

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Six on Saturday – 13 August 2022

Today started with rain, but after a cooling period, has turned into another scorcher. These cloudless sunny days have been lovely, but the hotter temperatures are a bit of a struggle. Instead of attempting to work through it, I completed my garden tasks this morning and am now basking in the shade while enjoying this… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 13 August 2022

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Six on Saturday – 4 June 2022

May was a surprisingly busy and hectic time as weekends quickly filled up with events, catch-ups and visits with friends and family. In the Wilder household we are still getting used to the lifted restrictions and are cautiously returning to our more social schedule. Somehow I had forgotten how busy it could be! For this… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 4 June 2022

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Six on Saturday – 7 May 2022

Today I have been out planting strawberries, sowing leeks direct, potting on various plants (tomatoes, sweet peas, sunflowers) and putting others into cold frames to start hardening them off. Despite keeping an eye on the polytunnel daily, a hurried feeling is bubbling away in my chest. Once again have I left potting on too late?… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 7 May 2022

Weigela blooms
What is that? Plant identification

What is that? Identifying Plants

I frequently spot plants, colourful ones, ones with a pleasing scent, an interesting shape that I’d like to know more about. What is that? Is it easy to grow? Would it work in my garden?  While carrying round a massive reference books on all plants is impractical, there are resources available at (many) people’s fingertips… Continue reading What is that? Identifying Plants