It's a sombre week in the world as we all come to grips with the reality of our current situation. How we manage over the coming months will test us all but never more so than now, will we appreciate our gardens!
From one tiny pop of colour to the next, in between the sleet and rain showers, it is just wonderful to watch the garden slowly start to wake up!
February is a month of anticipation: Spring is not yet here but it is almost tangible, it's in the air and the garden is very slowly starting to wake up!
A walk round the garden this week in between rain and 50mph winds, reveals signs of great hope: buds and bulbs fighting their way to emerge! Amidst the bleak mid-winter, these pops of green are quite simply a joy to behold!
This week's #sixonsaturday, celebrates some of the fading past glory of the garden, appreciates the colour of the present and looks forward to the future Spring burst of bulbs and flowers in the pots and hanging baskets.
It may be most definitely Autumn now but there is still so much to behold in the garden if we can but find it, in between the showers!
I was back at the fabulous Glasgow Botanic Gardens this week for the launch of the RHS's Green Plan It challenge for schools to design a garden.
For this week's Six on Saturday, I found an abundance of pink blooms dotted around the borders. It did surprise me that there was so much pink in the garden at this time year as I planned the flowering to slide from purple into red and yet, here we are with a plethora of pink!
This is certainly the time of year for bargain hunting for plants in garden centres and I've been lucky this week!
The combination of heat and lots of rain has made the growth prolific and the whole garden is verging out of control! That said, there are always things to delight in the garden when you get out and look!
We've had monsoon like rain, which then coupled with a few warm, sunny days, has made the garden growth prolific! Everything is looking lush, green and healthy and we certainly won't be needing the watering cans for a while! Here are my pick this week for #SixonSaturday!