It’s a new year, a new decade and plenty of new gardening plans are in the making.
For many, myself included, January can be a struggle. The weather’s grey, cold and little is happening out in our gardens and allotments. So, let’s take a moment, breathe and see if we can see the positive in this month.
Now’s the perfect time to plan how you want your gardening space to look, and what you want to grow this season. If Jack Frost is outside doing his worst, get in front of a warm fire with pen, paper, seed catalogues and your laptop. Look for gardening inspiration, and draw up your lists and plans. Be creative, get excited, but most of all look forward to a brand new growing season.
With the snowdrops slowly starting to rear their delicate heads, it’s a gentle nudge that everything will be OK, and spring is around the corner.
In the meantime, whilst you have your laptop in front of you, here’s a little visual update from our kitchen garden on what’s going on, and what needs to be done.
Happy New Year!
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Winter is the busiest season for us! It does not last long here, so we must get all the dormant pruning and new planting done in a limited time. It seems odd that most everyone else thinks that there is not much going on in winter.
There are easier trees to espalier than a peach tree. Informal espaliers are easier for them, although not something I like to recommend.