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Six on Saturday 7 July 2018

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Although we have the worst drought since 1976, some flowers and shrubs and bravely plodding on.
Here are my six on Saturday; the first four are in the flag colours of England and Sweden as we have family members in both.

To see lots more Six on Saturday at The Propagator who hosts this thread.  Why not add six of your own or comment on what you see?

1940s Festival

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Six on Saturday April 21

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Obviously this isn't my garden.  The photos were taken at RHS Harlow Carr.





There's lots more Six on Saturday at The Propagator who hosts this thread.  Why not add six of your own or comment on what you see?


Six on Saturday

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I have not spent as much time in the garden as usual - getting older or bad weather or a bit of both.

My six:



The Propagator hosts this weekly Six on Saturday.  Is it just me or do you also like to find out what others are currently doing in the garden?

https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/six-on-saturday-a-participant-guide/

Spring Forward

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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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The accidental gardener
After a long and time-consuming career as a high school teacher, I reckoned I’d earned my retirement at age 60, although I was rather anxious about how I would fill my days.I had always preferred gardening to housework and enjoyed visiting gardens and stately homes, so I approached the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) to offer my services as a volunteer gardener at one of their local properties. I was most surprised to receive a response informing me that if I wished to become a judge for Yorkshire in Bloom, a prestigious gardening competition for villages, towns and community areas, I should submit a short statement explaining why I considered myself to be a suitable candidate.This made me chuckle and even blush as I am the proud owner of a small, handkerchief sized plot of a garden but then it got me thinking.I had the skills of report writing as well as assessing and grading the work of my students against set criteria.Also I had a keen interest, one could e…