Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Monday, 28 January 2013
Sunday, 27 January 2013
Saturday, 26 January 2013
Today is so beautiful with blue skies and sparkling fields of pure white snow, I am just a little excited though, that when the thaw is complete, snowdrops will be revealed.
Sunday, 13 January 2013
It is mighty cold and icy here with snow forecast for later. It will, in fact is beautiful, the snow shovel is placed by the back door, the grit is ready and the slow cooker is on.
And now it has started to fall gently in the gloaming of dusk, becoming a steady drift of the fine powdery sort of snow that looks as if we have been dredged in icing sugar.
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Monday, 7 January 2013
After the last few days of gardening, our thoughts have turned to summer planting. Tracey is planning all the edibles and I'm thinking about the flowers. This year is the first year we've had a greenhouse so we can get an early start. I really want to grow all our own annuals for the hanging baskets and borders but fancy a go at the very tricky delphiniums and echinaceas . Wish us luck, Tracey doesn't need it but my track record of growing from seed is little short of disastrous.
Saturday, 5 January 2013
Friday, 4 January 2013
Thursday, 3 January 2013
We are also planning to move some fruit trees to give us a little more wind protection and define the garden borders. The views to Simon's Seat in Keighley are fabulous but it does leave us open to the raw north wind, so we will add to the new hedges with a few more trees and glimpse the great giants seat through boughs of blossom. Well that's the plan anyway.