🌼#SixOnSaturday December 3rd In My English Cottage Garden. #GardeningTwitter #GardeningLife

Cooling temperatures and foggy days end my week as we step into December. It is harder to find six items of interest, but I am amazed with what I found for you. My garden makes me smile!

In other news, I’ve been joining in with #AWeekInFlowers blogging meme from Cathy of Words And Herbs. Each day up to and including December 6th we are posting one or two photos of flowers from our year of gardening to brighten the blogosphere. There are still a few days left if you want to join in.

December 3rd

First photo goes to my cheery garden helper who is always ready with a song while I work in the garden.


Second photo is of the first Primula spotted flowering this season. Although It looks like I’m not the first to spot it. The petals have had a dinner date with the some of my garden creatures.Or maybe leaf cutter bees? I’m not too sure.


Third photo goes to this spider’s web on the ceanothus which showed up in the fog with water droplets hanging in it.

Spider’s web on the ceanothus

Fourth photo is of some of the red berries from the Lily Of The Valley plants. I must keep my eye on them as they are quietly spreading each year in their patch.

Lily Of The Valley Berries

Fifth photo goes to the pretty leaves of the Blueberry seedlings that I am growing. Now to keep them alive over winter and thriving next year.

Blueberry leaves

Lastly this Calendula is brightening up the patio pots with a single flower. Long may it last!


Thank you for joining me for this #SixOnSaturday post. I hope that you enjoyed it. Jim is now our host for this gardening meme and you can find his blog here where you will be able to catch up with links from all the other folks who take part.

Happy gardening


December 3rd

Good Deeds week 22nd – 28th September

This project was totally inspired after I read “A Year of Doing Good” by Judith O’Reilly. Her book may make you laugh or make you cry, but the world would be a better place if we all tried to spread a little love through doing good deeds.

A Year of Doing Good: One Woman, One New Year's Resolution, 365 Good Deeds. by Judith O'Reilly


September 22nd – Sent an invite to a friend asking her to join me at a Macmillan Coffee morning on Thursday. Posted a book review on Goodreads and Amazon for another author. Drafted up a guest author post for a date in October and started reading a new book ready for a book review.

September 23rd – An easy Good Deed today, my morning of helping out at school. My first friend can’t come to the coffee morning, so invited a second friend instead.

September 24th – It’s been a lovely sunny afternoon and I’ve spent it in the garden re-potting plants ready for over wintering. Just had time to finish a book this morning and post the review on a couple of sites.

September 25th – Just a little Good Deed today, as part of the Romancing September tour, Ana Calin had her chance of fame today.

September 26th – Went to the Macmillan coffee morning at the local school and made a generous donation in return for my cup of coffee and a delicious cake. Also bought some cards in support of the local church.

Good deedsSeptember 27th – Still busy in my garden, dropped some money in a “Save the Children Tub” when I nipped in to the supermarket.

September 28th – Sent one of my children out with a box of cakes when she went off on a camping trip. While I’ve been gardening everyday a robin has been my constant garden companion, we have a little relationship going, I empty out pots, replant bulbs and plant out the garden while he gets first pick of the bugs in the soil pile. Then he sings to me and sits on the edge of the next pot that he’d like me to up-end. Sometimes his song is as though he is chatting to me as a friend while we garden together. It’s a wonderful happy time. Wow! That’s another week all done.