It has been a wet day, too wet to ‘garden’ in the Fortnight Garden but not too wet to participate in Six on Saturday and seek advice from The Propagator and fellow gardeners!
The tidying up is going slowly and so I thought today should be more about enjoyment – isn’t that what this is about? So, my Six on Saturday in The Fortnight Garden is indulgent!
It has been a busy week followed by a grey and wet Saturday which was not conducive to gardening. However, there was a little window in the wind and rain and I popped out for an hour. Unlike The Propagator my bulbs are still looking accusingly at me – next week!
Cold, wet, windy, grey – thoroughly miserable and definitely not a day to be outside, which is a pity because there is plenty to do. After some weeks away the garden is looking good, but untidy!
Well, you have to pay for pleasure and after enjoying the sunshine and bright colours of Northern Spain I have returned to a messy, sombre garden in London. It could be worse – the gardens could be dry and dead!
My Six on Saturday comes from Northern Spain for the last time, and these plantings are in the Park of San Francisco in the city of Oviedo. I enjoyed walking through the park every day and found it was well-used by local people: they strolled there during the day; dressed up and did the paseo in the…
Up on the north coast of Spain, in Ribadeo, the weather continues to be glorious, with cool and misty mornings and hot afternoons. The parks here are not as generously planted as in London, and in this town the planting is not only minimal but also quite formal. Impatiens is used a lot, as are…
I am relieved to say that I am still enjoying summer weather in Northern Spain where the trees are green, but with a tinge of gold and the mornings are quite sharp. This week my Six on Saturday is all about plants hanging over balconies or under windows, and trees in streets.
Today’s Six on Saturday comes again from the mountains in northern Spain where the dahlias seems to grow abundantly. I don’t know what they are called but here are six wonderful dahlias – just beautiful!
It is the end of August and there is a hint of ‘year-end’ in the garden. It feels slightly tired, as though we are in the last fling before settling down to sleep. On the whole I have been pleased with progress this year, but I can also see where some changes are needed next…