Hello, Happy New Year! It looks like I need a bit of a catch up as I haven’t posted for a while. Writing on my phone proved a bit tricky, I thought that I could write it throughout the month but the photos kept deleting, and it is a very small screen. I’m going to do a quick summary of November and December because I did still take photos.
November carried on in the same spirit as October being mostly wet and grey. There was a bit of autumn colour creeping in.
I picked the final dahlia flowers and moved the tubers in to the greenhouse to dry off.
I tried to make leaf raking more interesting.
Seedlings and lettuce plants in the poly tunnel, doing well but needing some attention.
On the 19th November we had a frost and some actual sunshine.
The broad beans came up.
It rained again and the river got quite full.
At the end of the month, I saw violets, mahonia and periwinkle flowering in a customers garden.
Chicory in the vegetable garden.
I took the family to see the Helmingham Hall illuminated garden trail just up the road. It was fantastic!
Did a massive pond clearing job with a customer and man with a chainsaw.
It got really wet in the gardens but I still managed to harvest parsnip and cabbage.
Bulbs coming up. These are Leucojum, spring snowflake.
I can to cancel the last day’s work before my Christmas break because the road was flooded.
Visited the allotment to pick parsley for the stuffing.
I had high hopes of getting on in my own garden over the holidays but I have only done a very small amount of potting on in the polytunnel and brought some of the pelagoniums into the house. I haven’t even planted the sack of tulip bu;lbs yet. It is still vey wet underfoot although we have had a few dry days. I have a lot of seeds that I can’t wait to plant and I have flowers to grow for a wedding in the summer which I am most excited about.