Monthly Archives: December 2009

Compost – the circle of life.

I am busy reading a whole array of different books at the moment.  But I turned to my gardening books that advise what should be done at the moment and one clear message was coming through – turn your compost and keep topping up with kitchen scraps and garden cuttings. The idea of compost had […]

Winter Wonderland

We took a few photos of the raised beds and frame today because they look so lovely covered in snow. What a difference the cloche with the net makes to the ground, you’ll see from the photo. But the close up picture is my garlic pointing through the snow bravely. Come January, I intend to […]

The Shortest Day

It seems such a long time ago that we were enjoying light evenings sat in the garden with a glass of wine. Back then Christmas seemed ages away. But hasn’t this year flown by? Here we are with the big day only a heart beat away and dark nights that seem to last forever. I […]

The Rush before Christmas.

The shops have been displaying Christmas since September and all of a sudden it’s next week. No, I’m not ready at all. Time is running short and I feel like running in the other direction from all the rushing around that we seem to end up doing at this time of year. I’m visiting family […]

Looking from my patio window.

With a mug of coffee in hand, I wandered to the patio door to see what the day was doing and glanced at my lovely raised beds and could see green shoots! No, not an economic recovery – but real green shoots coming out of the ground! I was so excited. Hardly dressed for gardening, […]

The First Frost

Today was our first frost of this autumn. It was minus 2 when I went out to work. The chickens were huddled together for warmth in their coup. I hope it doesn’t affect their egg production. Or it will be the laying chart for them like Mrs Tweedy from Chicken Run. I make a mean […]