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Six-on-Saturday – Unsung Heroes

We are raising funds for Down Syndrome, but the best bit is… we start and finish at a garden centre!

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Six-on-Saturday – Could Be Anything

I knew it would happen sooner or later. On a scale of one to ten, this Six on Saturday blurb merits about one-point-five.

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Bite My Lip

My favourite chuckles are reserved for phrases that just don’t quite come out right. One such phrase today brought a smile and a chuckle!

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Six-on-Saturday – Here And There

I see me here. I see me there. The first three items below were purchased, photographed, catalogued and planted last week. The second trio have

My Gardening Week
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Here Come The Storms

MetEireann, in collaboration with UK and Dutch counterparts, have wasted no time in releasing the 2021-2022 storm names.

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In The Garden – August Week 4

The Begonias are delightful. I spent some time eyeing them up in order to decide which ones to keep and which ones must go.

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Six-on-Saturday – All That Blarney

Sometimes I think to myself that I’d be better off to ditch this SOS mullarkey to focus my attention on opening paragraphs for novels.

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In The Garden – August Week 3

What is catching my eye at the moment? Well, for sure, the dahlias and begonias stand out, but my plant of the week is Rudbeckia.

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Six-on-Saturday – Mish Mash

I shall be very brief this week because as yet I haven’t mastered writing while cycling.

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Only So Much Time

A ruthless streak is necessary and I’m becoming more comfortable with it. I’ve over-extended myself and it hurts. There are many plants in the garden

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In The Garden – August Week 2

Lots and lots of cycling this week. 310km to be precise. This does mean less time in the garden, but things are generally under control.

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Six-on-Saturday – What3Words

I’m wondering… If motor plates can be bought for a fee, could I pay to have the algorithm personalised?

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Spoiler Alert

My wife says I’m a bit peculiar. If you’re a regular reader of Six-on-Saturday, you’re in for a mighty puzzle this week. If you’re not

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In The Garden – August Week 1.

I know it doesn’t make sense. Of course it doesn’t! But it’s happining nevertheless. I’m bringing a further (regular?) feature to my garden blog. Inspired

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Six-on-Saturday – Just Another Six

My question of the week is: Does the industry not sell seed of AGM plants with the deliberate intention of forcing me to buy the plants instead? Is it to maintain the genetic superiority of the plants? If so, it’s not cricket, ye oul lousers!

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Wednesday Wash

In the new front garden I put an old birdbath that came from my mam’s garden, filled it with water as is customary and waited

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Porridge Bread

Totally unrelated to gardening, cycling or anything else normally published here, I’m uploading a super (flourless, wheat-free) Porridge Bread recipe that was given to me