Here are my 6 for this Saturday. It rained yesterday which was so wonderful and I actually danced outside! We have enjoyed a busy weekend so sorry this post is a little late! The weather is still wonderfully sunny and hot and we have been enjoying the outside. The garden is looking really stunning at the moment and I would like some more rain to keep it that way!
Hello everyone. It’s still scorching hot here in Wiltshire but we did have some rain this week which helped the garden although the lawn is brown and crunchy! I have been hosing this week as my water butts are now dry but the garden is coping well at this point.
I’m back! Thank you so much to Ann for giving me some time to write reports and sort out my other job!
Ann blogs over at Gardening limited and guess what? She’s decided to Cohost with me forever! Whoop! Whoop! How fabulous is that? So now you have two lovely ladies running this amazing link party and two sets of reasons to join in! Ann is a Pinterest queen so all posts will get twice the amount of linky love. 💕
It’s boiling hot here in Wiltshire and we haven’t seen a drop of rain for a month now. My water butts are almost dry and, even though the sunshine is wonderful, a rain shower would be very welcome right now! The garden is loving the sunshine and has grown loads although my rose blooms are only lasting a day which is a real shame. The poor lawn is suffering badly but you can actually see the growth in my vegetables now, daily. I haven’t had much luck with vegetables in the past so I’m proud of my little plot!
Westbury Court garden, near Gloucester, is the first garden that the National Trust rescued and restored. It was first laid out between 1696 and 1715 so it is a terrific example of an early garden that survived through history even when the house did not. I went there on a sunny June day and had the place almost to myself!
June is the time for roses at Mottisfont, a National Trust property in Hampshire, England. I have wanted to visit for a while so one, sunny June day, I had a day off from work and decided, quite spur of the moment to just go. I was so glad I did and I would recommend this garden to everyone!
I’ve had a bit of a blogging break for report writing and have been enjoying spending my free time doing the #30daywildchallenge. However, I haven’t written a 6 on Saturday post for a few weeks so I thought it’s time to share what is happening in the Old House Garden!
I have written about using Kitchen ingredients in your garden to improve your soil. I love using coffee grounds in the Old House Garden as they are especially good for acid loving plants such as Azaleas and Rhododendrons. Recently, I have been trying to add more crushed egg shells to the garden as this is one organic way to improve your soil and deter slugs and snails.
I’ve decided to take a little break from blogging for a few weeks to give myself a well deserved rest. Before I go though I need to round up for the May #MyGloriousGardens linky. I’m also excited that people are beginning to use the hashtag on Instagram too, so thank you everyone!