It's almost a "believe it or not" time of the year regarding gardening for, given the very long spell of frosty weather, we might think there was no opportunity for gardening at all during this month and on the other hand we find it hard to imagine that some plants are actually looking very well … Continue reading December Gardening
Month: December 2022
It's Christmas season with 'Deck the halls with boughs of holly" running incessantly through my head ready to assail the ears of any passerbys - there weren't any - all the time I was in the garden today. Also running through my head was the title above, a little phrase from our youngest granddaughter when … Continue reading Pushy-Down Things
Who Would Have Thought…
Who would have thought that rain would be so welcome? It arrived overnight after ten days of unrelentingly cold frosty weather and, at last, there is a thaw, a softening of the ground and a chance for our winter-flowering plants to regain some lost time and, of course, to bring some interest and pleasure to … Continue reading Who Would Have Thought…
The Spirit of Christmas Gardening.
A package arrived in this morning's post, earlier than had been expected though not earlier than had been hoped. The order had been placed online with a relatively new online UK business, https://www.dancoopergarden.com/, at what Dan told me was the very last moment for it to arrive before Christmas - and as the order was … Continue reading The Spirit of Christmas Gardening.
Gardening in November
Why, it's almost a self-contradictory statement - Gardening in November! - for few months lend themselves so little to the enjoyment of time working outdoors. It was a month of regular and heavy rain, even some flooding; of strong winds and gales, of fog and frost and of shortening days with late sunrises and early … Continue reading Gardening in November