Happy New Year! Here we are again at the start of another year. Out with the old and in with the new. Gardens and green spaces across this fair land maybe looking the worse for wear, but fear not, it’s perfectly normal. It’s all part of Mother Nature’s cycle.
Personally, I enjoy this time of the year in the garden. I think a little bit of garden chaos is good for the soul. It gives me a chance to slow down for a few weeks, take stock and think about the prospect of a new growing season. Ideas form, lists are drawn and green fingers twitch. 2023, have I got plans for you!
So, to kick things off, I’ve made a short video to show you where we are and where we hope the garden will take us this year. From fruit cages to a brand new wildlife pond, it’ll be a year of creativity, colour and bountiful harvests.
Thank you for sticking with us! We always love to hear from you and we promise a lot more from our blog this year. But for now, we hope you enjoy the video.
2 thoughts on “January in the Garden”
While orchards were still active in the Santa Clara Valley, birds were distracted from ripening fruit with more ripening fruit. Red mulberry trees grew wild (unpruned) on the perimeters of some of the orchards. There were not many, and they looked shabby, but birds enjoyed them more than ripening stone fruits. Early fruiting trees grew near the earlier stone fruits, such as cherries. Later fruiting trees grew with later stone fruits, such as peaches.
Hey, terrific to hear from Agents of Field again. Happy New Year. So good to see Agent Ade with all that fabulous unharnessed enthusiasm and exciting plans for the year ahead. Love it – love Ade. But where was Agent Sophie? we haven’t seen her for ages. Agent Daisy was there, but no Sophie. We miss her.
Anyway, we wish you all the very best for a wonderful, fruitful year ahead.