Good afternoon all. Didn’t realise it’s been such a long time since I’ve put a blog up. If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter (X) or Instagram I’ve been putting photos up regularly. But this has just slipped my notice.
Anyway I will endeavour to blog more this season, sorry I’ve been away for a while.
Even though it’s the winter the garden is still producing some wonderful surprises….not as prolific as the summer mind you, but it’s still giving us little treats.
I still have a few veggies growing, mainly leeks and Brussels Sprouts and I’ve just harvested the last of the parsnips.
I’m rather pleased with the way they’ve grown this year. The chickens enjoy the tops of the sprouts whilst we enjoy the rest.
Jobs for January are mainly in the greenhouses and that’s taking cutting of various plants like mints, mind your own business, fuchsia’s and geraniums. I have some more plants to go in my fairy garden, but they’ll have to wait until the ground softens up a bit, hopefully the weekend. The willow tree needs a massive hair cut which I’ve started but just need to finish. Fortunately the weather is going to warm up considerably this weekend so I can carry on however it’s going to be wet and windy. Still I’m sure I can cope with that.
I’ve sorted all my seeds out for this coming season and they are all waiting patiently in their boxes and are in the order that I want to sow them in. I only had to buy a few packets as I’m still trying to used up old seeds. Hopefully this year I’ll be able to empty most of them. Sowing January seeds will hopefully happen this weekend. I’ll keep you posted.
Well that’s about it for now. Fingers crossed the chilly weather will soon pass and I can get back to doing what I do best.
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