Friday, January 11, 2008
Rain, rain, go away ...One of those New Year’s resolutions it’s almost impossible not to keep is ‘Don’t start to turn over the garden soil until you are able to take a fist full of soil, squeeze it and it crumbles easily when it hits the ground’. Who’s so thrilled by rain that they want to be out their digging in it?
There’s plenty to do - during damp days you can always prune or just pull your wellies on and pull up some weeds.
Use planks to protect your soil, especially your lawn in extremely wet and waterlogged weather, or it will compact to the point that it becomes lifeless and bad for your plants' roots, but with some protection of this kind you can always use the time when the soil is drying out to prune your dormant trees – and cut down any lovely bright dogwoods that have been adding a winter glow.
My seeds arrived today and once again, as I look at the packets I’ve ordered and all the seeds left over from last year I realise I’m going to need a bigger garden!
The All Seasons Gardener at 4:03 AM
- Brilliant whites, anyone?
- Blatant beauty
- The subtle beauties of winter
- Bonsai pruning and styling
- Bonsai bonanza ...
- Yule log with a difference!
- A door wreath from the garden (almost)
- Winter colour, and flavour
- Busy December
- Capital Pleasures