Gardening, My Diary, Seasons

Cold cold January

What a weird month. Freezing cold, sunny and warm, fog, a whole year’s weather in a week! But it’s rather exciting, never quite knowing what you’ll get.

I’m still struggling with my greenhouse problem. I’m finding it really difficult to keep above zero on the very cold nights. I’m keeping my fingers crossed in the hope that the worst has not happened. It’s pretty small so every year it becomes more difficult to fit the plants in. Gardeners’ worries are the only ones you welcome!

Gardening, My Diary, Seasons

All over bar the shouting!


Christmas comes, Christmas goes, so does the New Year. And do we ever say anything interesting or original about them? Does anyone? No, just same old , same old.

The usual litany of daft diets, of vows to be healthier , of New Year’s Resolutions to break forthwith.

But, we are having wonderful weather,  frosty mornings with great sunrises, clear,cold sunny days,  and very cold nights causing a lot of worry about those tender plants in the greenhouse. Being at a bit of a loose end yesterday I did some reading up about my plants, and discovered , to my horror, that my wonderful new Digiplexis is TENDER! So although I was already all dolled up for a dinner date with my friends, I dashed out, got my spade and dug up the plant. Dangling earrings,embroidered velvet boots, real leather gloves, what’s going to stop a woman with gardening in her soul?

So keep your fingers crossed please. I do hope I won’t lose it!