To-day was wonderful, we had sunshine for the whole day. I cannot remember the last time this happened, and I certainly haven’t spent a whole day in the garden since … probably early September before we opened the garden for the NGS. I think the dreadful summer, followed by an equally wet Autumn and Winter had taken its toll on both me and the garden
Today the sun shone, the sky was blue and the wind had dropped a bit from the perpetual gales that we seem to experience at the moment. I thought that really I should investigate the poly-tunnel as I haven’t poked my head through the door since I bunged a few things in there in the late Autumn and that is where I spent most of my day, clearing pots of old leaves, checking over all the plants to make sure they were still alive and generally having a good sort out.
The actual garden still looks rather erm … mangled, the high winds have not been kind, but I am amazed that the Honesty has stood all through the winter, and although looking a little battered, it still lights up the keyhole bed. What a star!
I also took the opportunity to cut back the leaves on some of the hellebore’s which are busy doing what they do best – look elegant in the January sunshine.
When I came in for tea I announced to Shedman that I had my “gardening mojo” back and launched into plans for the garden for this year. He gently broke the news to me that it would be raining tomorrow, and the temperatures would be dropping back down to 0 to -1!!!
Ho Hum – back to the studio tomorrow then. After all – it will only be the start of February, even if today it did feel particularly Spring like.
How about you? When do you get your “gardening mojo’ back? When do you start tending your garden, or are you a hardy soul who keeps going through the winter?