Six-on-Saturday: May Week 3

This is my final Six-on-Saturday until July. I am finishing my first book and my deadline is early June. I’m working with my proofreader/editor to make it the best it can be. It’s going to be a very busy few weeks. As soon as I am done, I’m going to put my feet up, and I shall take lots of time to sit in my garden Sacred Space. Meanwhile, relax a while yourself, dear reader. Read through this Selected Six, part of the bigger picture of the many other Six-on-Saturday posts from around the world. We are a group of gardeners who write. We write about six items in our gardens, and we do it on Saturdays. Many more choose to publish on Twitter and Instagram using the #sixonsaturday hashtag. Here’s The Participant Guide updated by Jim. For more  gardens and gardening blogs, head over to Garden Ruminations, the home for Six on Saturday. Have a lovely weekend.


The flowers have finished and the berries are forming. Nature has a plan and it progresses sweetly.


The Alyssum I’ve grown from seed is the white one. I’ve got mountains of them. To add balance, I bought this dainty pink/purple.


So glad I bought this! I’ll be keen to divide it in Autumn.


The first of the season. Wild geranium.


Grown from seed in March last year, it wintered safely and is shooting up! I like the white.

Update: of course it’s not a delphinium but a foxglove. My readers put me right! If I change the Delphinium title, the comments below make no sense! šŸ˜œ

Rosa ‘Sweet Dream’

Also a first this week, the first buds are opening.

As you can see, I’ve raced my way through this post. Such is life!

The Three Hairs

By going to TheThreeHairs.Com anyone who wants the bits of Gaeilge, cycling or other random thoughts will find everything there. I invite you to browse and hope you enjoy some of what’s there.


Published by PƔraig

Changing my mind, one thought at at a time. You can too. Garden, bike and writing can be key. Ukan2.

19 thoughts on “Six-on-Saturday: May Week 3

  1. Whoa! Those delphiniums are towering giants!! And, still so much height yet to go! Don’t you stake them? We usually get a high wind at some point during the summer, which plays havoc – I’ve got to stake my puny ones, as they will be in the dirt otherwise! Good luck with your edits!

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  2. Good morning PĆ”raig, we will miss your weekly posts. Good luck with your writing. Delphiniums – hmm! They look a lot like the Foxgloves in my garden, I think your garden fairies have been up and about!

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  3. Congratulations on bringing your new book to the finish line. I’m so glad that you went back and clarified the Fox-delphiniums. I was taking a double take on that photo, wondering what I was missing… I love how the photo shows the flowering stalks towering over the roofs. Everything is certainly looking beautiful in your garden this week. By the way- what did you teach? Good luck with the editing! ā¤

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    1. I’ve got a proofreader/editor sorted so it’s getting real!
      I was a primary (elementary) teacher. I taught in small rural schools where classes are combined. Mostly I taught 8-12 year old together in one room. Loved every minute of it. Almost every minute.

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      1. Well, we were doing much the same thing, then. I taught mostly 10-13 year olds- sixth grade and seventh grade over here- all academic subjects. I spent the first 13 years of my career in tiny rural school districts, then moved to a more suburban area for the last 13. It was great fun. I loved the kids and loved teaching. But I never had such an age range all together at one time! You must be a master of multi-tasking and have infinite patience and love for the kiddos.

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      2. We are now living The Third Act. What an exciting time!
        Now that I’ve moved on, I totally move away! There’s no going back, although I have very fond memories. I do wish I had kept a journal! šŸ¤”

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      3. Yes, I agree with you on all of that! I physically moved away less than 2 months after my last day of teaching, too. I appreciate the good memories and all I learned, but am happy to be enjoying the Third Act, too ā¤


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