Six on Saturday: 20 October 2018

I thought I would be struggling to find six images to share this week.  Yesterday we had sun and mild weather so we went for a walk at Erddig (NT) were the woods outside the park are slowly changing to their autumn colours. I did wonder if they’d mind if I took a few leaves (sacks) home?

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From little seeds . . . a tale of two sunflowers

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I’ve never grown sunflowers before, and I wouldn’t have grown them now except my brother gave me two plants, about 8 inches high, at the start of May.  I kept them in the greenhouse watering regularly (too much) and they grew a bit.

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Six on Saturday: 13 October 2018

Rain has stopped play for this weekend so I have been struggling to come up with six images to share for The Propagator’s Six on Saturday challenge.

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This is a view of my two raised bed where I started growing vegetables this year.  Taken from my study window.  At least the patio looks reasonable tidy after my efforts last week. Continue reading “Six on Saturday: 13 October 2018”

Six on Saturday: 15 September 2018

A mixed bag for this week’s Six on Saturday.

  1.  I photographed the plants in the old boots while on holiday.  They were are Devil’s Bridge station on the Vale of Rheidol narrow gauge steam railway.
  2.  I thought I’d lost the saxifrage during the hot summer weather but it’s coming back and will soon be ready to split.
  3. My houseleeks (Hens & Chickens) are rooting nicely.
  4. The sedums in my front border are in full colour now and the bees love them.
  5. I thought this hardy fuchsia had finished flowering a few weeks ago, but a few showers of rain seems to have started it off again.
  6. I cut this alpine clematis right down to the ground at the beginning of August when I remade a shady border; now it’s scrambling back up the trellis.

Garden Project: Steps

In July, we had our lovely builder Ben back to carry out some work on our front steps.  When we had the new patterned concrete path laid some years ago, we asked the company to edge the steps in red brick to match the house.

Of course we had bricks available for them to use.  But over the years the bricks had worn and crumbled as the postman and delivery drivers stand on the edge of the steps instead of in the middle.  There were becoming a danger to anyone using them. Continue reading “Garden Project: Steps”

Garden Projects: Water Feature

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I’ve had this Lion mask water fountain for years.  It came with an electric pump, which limited where it could go as it needed access to a power socket.  It spent some time on the wall of the garage and some time on this trellis.  Then it was on another trellis but with no power to operate it, the pump gave up in the end. Continue reading “Garden Projects: Water Feature”