Happy New Year……..
so what plans do I have I hear you ask….?
Well… as it’s a rest year I am not opening my garden it gives me the opportunity to fill the gaps, reshape borders and replanting but best if all enjoy every season.
Time flies and although the garden is is deep slumber at the moment I have hellebore niger in flower and some of the early flowering bulbs are just starting to beep through the ground. Winter Jasmine is flowering as is my winter clematis Jingle bells, viburnum bontense dawn is just in bud all adding a splash of colour on these winter days.
Had a good day in the garden pruning the rosa rugosa, fruit trees, grape vine repairing the wooden pallette composting area, fencing and generally pottering about. It’s always lovely being the the garden when the sun is shining and the sky is blue… abeit a bit soggy underfoot.
As the days start to lengthen I start thinking about what to grow..? with my new cold frame which I bought with my winning from a www.dobies.co.uk photo competition last summer. I haven’t grown any perennials from seed for a couple of years so time to dust off my windowsill propagator and in a month I’ll start sowing… in my conservatory
My Sweet William bed isn’t looking great although it’s flowered beautifully for a couple of years I think it may be time to relocate some of the plants and plant the new plants I grew from seed last summer in a sunnier spot. Maybe using the empty bed to grow parsnips or maybe Leeks they seem to do so much better in the ground than in the raised beds. #trialanderror #learningcurve
Great success last year with beetroot (March sowings) Silverskin Onions, onion (from sets) need to grow more parsley, chives & swiss chard love dotting them around the gardening filling gaps and adding splash of colour!
Last autumn I also planted several salvia’s in a new area so looking forward to them growing and flowering this summer #beeslovethem
So on that note I’ll sign off and have a rummage through my gardening magazines and seed box