So here we are at the end of this long and peculiar year. This is the last of twelve blogs capturing the changing seasons in our tiny garden with 20 photos each month. At times it’s been a welcome distraction, though I have to admit to losing my way a bit with it mid-way through the year! Still, it is nice to have an account of the gardening year to look back on. I am, more than ever, thankful to have a garden of any size and an interest in what goes on there. It has definitely been a year for hobbies and it is great to hear that so many people have discovered the joys of gardening as a consequence of our enforced time at home.Continue reading
The generally wet Autumn weather continued throughout November with everywhere muddy under foot. The second full national lockdown was in effect throughout the month in an effort to control spiralling cases of Covid-19 in the vain hope it would make things better for Christmas. In the garden the last leaves dropped from the tree and turned to brown and the majority of flowers had faded. Occasionally, weakening Autumn sun would emerge from behind the clouds and brighten the day.Continue reading
February is such a frustrating month. It teases us with glimpses of Spring only for the weather to invariably be awful and prevent us from getting outside much to enjoy them. February 2020 has been no exception meaning the main view of the garden has been this …
Still, in the brief intervals of faintly acceptable conditions I’ve managed to cobble together some images of our small garden this month.Continue reading
I imagine I am not alone in finding January the least appealing month of the year. Although this year it has been mild by comparison to some, the short days and cool weather make it all feel like a bit of a struggle. Like many keen gardeners, and especially those with an allotment, there is also the massive impatience of wanting to get on and sow some seeds for the forthcoming season. Frustrating though it is, I know from experience there is little to be gained from giving in to that impatience. Instead, this time of year is all about planning and preparation.
Although January is a pretty quiet month in the garden, there can still be features to enjoy. This blog includes twenty images from our own tiny garden capturing a few of the details that have caught my eye in January 2020.Continue reading