Its snowing again. The previous lot which fell last Sunday and the previous Friday was just beginning to thaw around the edges. But the temperatures haven’t been above freezing for over a week. Its allowed me to see the tracks of rabbits in the snow, something I’m not looking forward to in the coming months. George the cat shows little interest at keeping them at bay. Also there seems to be something living in one of the compost bins. Could it be a rabbit? Or rats? I do hate having to be realistic about controlling these various pests.
I had a happy time today brushing snow from the netting of the shade polytunnel. I got showered in fine particles as I was doing it but at least now the weight of the snow won’t cause the netting to stretch any more. It was good exercise too, my shoulders and arms are aching now.
One of my Chrismas presents from himself was the book ‘What are gardens for?’ by Rory Staurt. Its quite a thought provoking set of ideas and challenges garden owners and those who are visitors to consider the meaning of a garden. Personally this seems rather indulgent and fanciful. This garden owner is just delighted that anything grows in our horrible soil and exposed position. But I’m far from satisfied with the layout and the planting. If I was 20 years younger I would rip it all out and start again (except for the trees and some of the shrubs).