Six on Saturday – Happy Holidays

After a week or more away, I have come home to builders, scaffolding, inaccessible plants and a really vicious cold.  For this reason (and I will continue to blame everything on the builders including my poor health, who in reality are rather nice chaps, until further notice) my Six on Saturday will dwell on holidayContinue reading “Six on Saturday – Happy Holidays”

Team Building

When visiting Marwood Hill Gardens the other day we, Max’s Dad and me, were greeted quite unexpectedly with “are you on the team building day?”  We looked at each other, both of us wondering which answer we should give.  Before committing myself I enquired “is there free cake?”.  It appears that this gave the gameContinue reading “Team Building”

Next Year

There was a problem with my dahlia order.  Last autumn I selected a modest amount of mainly species varieties, plus one cultivar.  These would arrive in the spring as rooted cuttings, young and adorable.  Time trickled by and I began to wonder if I had been stood up.  I emailed, I was placated.  I wasContinue reading “Next Year”