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Six on Saturday
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Six-on-Saturday – Front And Back

Much has been happening out back. The potatoes blighted, Sweet Peas just keeled over quietly and the begonias sulked for overwatering. On a positive note, everything else is doing really well, and I’m content to overlook the disappointments.

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Old Age Garden

My first poem. I was helping a friend figure out a decent format for writing verse. Turns out I just went with the flow.

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Six-on-Saturday – Demolition

“Flying it” is a compliment given to a cyclist who is clearly very fit. Another phrase used is “going well”. Sounds understated, but equally complimentary. Both phrases are never used to describe oneself.

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Happy Gardening

This ecard brings to you the fun and frolics of summer. Best viewed in landscape mode on phone, with sound on. Just click on the

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Six-on-Saturday – Colour My World

It’s easy to overlook a plant in decline. I’ll photograph this once a month, to savour the importance of seeing beauty after the first flush of youth and maturity.

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Wildlife Wednesday

Resting now. I’m not sure who she is, but very welcome, I’d imagine. Pádraig.

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Six-on-Saturday – Here Comes Summer

While checking my three weather apps, I noticed that sunrise would be at 5:16am, so I got up just a bit earlier to get a photograph for the start of summer.

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Six-on-Saturday – Reminiscing

My love of gardening came from mam, as she tended her small terraced garden. I can clearly remember her love of dahlias, roses, sweet peas and marigolds.

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Throwback Thursday

And so you pour yourself into it, care so much, and see up close so much birth, and growth, and beauty, and danger, and triumph. And then everything dies anyway, right? But you just keep doing it.

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Six-on-Saturday – Set Them Free

I’m delighted that I was able to grow so many plants since the last week of January. Now it’s time to set them free.

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Six-on-Saturday – Waiting

Last week I was waiting for the opening of  travel restrictions and visiting beautiful gardens. This week, I’m realising that beauty is on my doorstep.

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Six-on-Saturday – Nikes and Wellingtons

The lettuces and spinach have been moved to the shadier side of the garden. They will get good sunshine until lunchtime, but for that to happen the sun must shine.

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Six-on-Saturday – Hakuna Matata

Happy plants can survive the ups and downs of life. Not alone that, but they blossom most beautifully when the time is right.

My Gardening Week
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Free To A Good Home

As a result of the recent muggy evenings, there are an estimated eighteen thousand snails and slugs crawling about. Effectively, I only need about five

No Words
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Live In The Moment

Coffee, the sound of running water and smashing sunshine. There’s colder days forecast later this week, so now’s time to savour the moment. The time

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Six-on-Saturday – Tulip Mania

By about 1610 tulip mania reached frenzied heights. A single bulb of a new variety was acceptable as dowry for a bride, and a flourishing brewery in France was exchanged for one bulb of the variety Tulipe Brasserie.

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Throwback Thursday

Here’s a look back to July 2020. I have a central area on the patio which changes in appearance regularly. In it I have some