How quickly things change. The coronavirus is spreading fast causing some selfish people to panic buy which has left many supermarket shelves empty. Schools closed on Friday.On Monday evening the announcement was made that we are now in lock down.
After what feels like never ending days of rain and grey skies I wake to see frost and brilliant blue skies. I wish the weather made little difference to my motivation but when it is grey, cold and wet there
This had been forecast from a few days ago and has caused me much anxiety. I can worry about anything but strong winds can cause damage and the thing I dread most is the covers of the polytunnels ripping. The
Is there life other than my working life? Well, there is but there is no doubt that the time spent gardening or growing plants is most important to me. Having to spend more hours inside in the winter is somehow
Late autumn/early winter is normally the best time for me to get things done in the garden. I’m not talking about the general maintenance which is on-going through the year but some slightly more meaty projects. This might include removing
I’m almost hyperventilating with excitement/anticipation/worry and specific and non-specific anxiety. There are some very positive things happening right now and I’m most concerned about how to keep things moving along as I get older and more creaky. Number one on
Two months on from the last writing and a lot has happened plus I’m two months older and trying to keep up with all the demands as if I was fifty years old so am feeling tired and rather stressed.
In case anyone reads this, here is a follow up to some of the things happening earlier in the year. The wonderful Sarah left at the end of April having found something else many miles away which would give her
I propagate most of the plants we have for sale. The easiest method is to split up clumps of grasses and perennials but shrubby/woody plants need to be increased by taking cuttings. I have no special propagation equipment such as
What an amazing difference it has made having Sarah working here for just 10 hours a week. we have ticked off many things on the list of ‘jobs to do’. Her knowledge is increasing in leaps and bounds and she