My old body is tired and aching. Today was our first 9 to 5 day in the garden for ages. Winter gardening is by and large a case of snatching an hour here and there, a half day if the weather allows but a full day in the garden during the winter is very rare. … Continue reading Winter Gardening
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Wet Cold Fingers Season
Today was the first day of wet and cold fingers while working in the garden, a sure sign of a turn in the year. Winter gardening is not always a pleasure and there's a lot of it ahead! We had quite heavy rain last night and for the first time in months the ground is … Continue reading Wet Cold Fingers Season
A Touch of Winter
Yes, we've had a few days with a touch of winter. We're not really into winter here in Ireland; we don't have the dramatic changes of season experienced in countries further north or in central Europe; it's not something we want to experience but it is a good source of grumbling material, something to complain … Continue reading A Touch of Winter
E. A. Bowles saw the possibilities of all seasons and winter was not without its interest: “So, if only the owner of a garden will plant enough plants of the most different types and habits procurable, there ought to be never a day in which he cannot find some pleasure in watching growth or decay, structure … Continue reading Winter Gardening.
The season it upon us! Much as I might wish to resist the earlier and earlier commencement of the Christmas season it is just too difficult; impossible even. The television advertisements have been at full flow for the past while and we were simply bombarded for “Black Friday”, which apparently is the longest Friday of … Continue reading Christmas Cheer.
A Reality Check!
We have had a long winter, a long and miserable winter, and we have whinged and whined about the weather in that interminable manner which gardeners have perfected. There is almost a perverse joy in wallowing in the misery of bad weather and we might even be saddened to have it leave us. And, truth … Continue reading A Reality Check!
We gardeners really so often live in a trance of self-delusion with green-tinted rather than rose-tinted glasses, I suppose! The last book I read and reviewed (below) was a celebration of the beauty that may be found in the garden in winter with colourful bark on trees and shrubs featuring vibrantly. It painted a delightful … Continue reading Winter Gardening