This weekend we have welcome sunshine, giving drowned flowers the chance to hopefully, pull their heads up high again! Here’s my purple pick from the garden this week, in the sunshine, for #SixonSaturday!
The first week of June has been all about gorgeous blooms working together to create a tapestry of colour which seems to bursting out everywhere.
After so many weeks of warm, dry weather, the garden and I were doing a happy dance this week to see some rainfall! It is amazing how the combination of rainfall followed by sunshine really makes everything in the garden so much more lush!
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.