Saturday, 1 February 2014
The Garden Diaries: January
heather, providing great swathes of colour / love these spiky seed heads, especially with the red dogwood behind / silver birch bark / camellia - it's been in bloom for over a week. I'm sure it wasn't this early last year / new in with the old: hydrangeas / buds shooting skywards - not the first time I've taken a shot like this / bluebells beneath the smoke bush / snowdrops - and here they are the same time last year. Looks like this lot are a bit slower to get going though than last year's.
Garden jobs aplenty this weekend - the glorious sunshine (albeit with biting wind) provided the perfect moment to head outside. Sodden ground dug over (much to the happiness of the blackbird mum who came to dig up worms right next to where I was working), the garlic was planted, the straggly strawberry plants were tidied and some of their baby plants rehomed (anyone local want one?! I've got 3), and the narcissi were potted up (yes, yes, they should've been planted ages ago, but in our massive conservatory clear up and sort out that we did this morning, I found a forgotten packet. I've got my fingers crossed that they'll still grow). Here's to plenty more sunny, productive mornings over the coming months.