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21/12/2013 at 10:37

Well, the best I can find is this

 which gives us a hint, but as I don't subscribed to the Times webpage I can'tread any further .... 

21/12/2013 at 10:49

I love the winter solstice, it is my wedding anniversary

21/12/2013 at 10:52

Many Happy Anniversaries Gilly 

21/12/2013 at 10:53

Thank you Dove............

21/12/2013 at 16:35

I've got friends coming over later for a drink; I think I shall tell them that they have to dress as Druids with greenery around their heads to celebrate the return of the sun. I suppose that is why we bring green stuff like holly into the house at this time and also why we feast, it's all pre-Christian, from a time when there might have been a genuine fear that summer would not come. Of course, dealing with British weather, that could be a very sensible concern But I am not deterred, I shall be planting Aubergines and Peppers in late January. Starting them off in the house and then when germinated, out to the moderately warm greenhouse.

21/12/2013 at 18:34

It's all moving towards spring now 

21/12/2013 at 18:36

Thanks Verdun. I'm ready

21/12/2013 at 19:21

 The "New season" is now upon us! 

Can't wait! 

21/12/2013 at 19:32

cut my holly today and give her a good mulch of compost as a thank you 

21/12/2013 at 19:58

Can't remember the exact wording, but it is said that the cold weather only starts after the winter solstice  & I read somewhere that the coldest day of the year is often 19th January.

Still got to wait until early Feb for the back garden to see a glimpse of the sun.


21/12/2013 at 20:19

Ma always says that if it doesn't snow at Christmas it will snow for my birthday - almost the end of Jan - it's usually does 

21/12/2013 at 21:23

Shortest day means that the spring is upon us. Rhubarb sprouting mad, Garlic up and the Daffs are up too. Roll on the new year!!!

21/12/2013 at 21:52

as the days lengthen, so the cold strengthens.

But it's still nearly spring

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