Posted: 19/12/2014 at 15:36
Hi everyone - Just finished getting ready for final Xmas Street Market this w/e - Shall be glad to spend some time in the garden away from crowds and noise.
Have just cut lettuce and Spring onion tops for a quick salad - Can't believe how mild it is but have spotted first snowdrop!!
Herewith Lunar Calender 18th-31st December - Final Report for the Year.
18/19/20 December Flower Days If it is not frosty prune spring flowering clematis. Plant amarylis.
21 December Leaf Day - If no frost prune trees cutting out old wood. Prune hazels and tie in best branches to keep tidy in hedging.
22/23rd december - Fruit Days In mild areas sow Broad Beans. Transplant grafted baby fruit trees in sheltered spot.
24th December - Root Day No gardening after 11.40am (Thank goodness need to cook!)
25th december - Root Day MERRY CHRISTMAS - Having made plans for 2015 Think of which seeds you would like to buy and order quickly to avoid disappointment.
26th December - Flower Day - In warm greenhouse sow begonias (semperflorens) and pelargoniums, do not cover begonia seed.
27/28/29/30th December - Leaf Days Do not garden on 29th Before 2.30pm otherwise if it is not frosty harvest spinach/lambs lettuce/ winter cabbage and brussels. In the house germinate beansprouts and soya for crunchy salads.
31st December - Fruit Day In mild regions sow broad beans and round peas (not wrinkled) Mine are doing well in the greenhouse, so may pop some more in to get some fresh air.
So there we are - end of the year and generally pleased with results. Temptation to garden outside lunar advice is dreaful, but I have stuck with it and whilst I will drop some crops totally, I think the general principals with regard to sowing and sprouting are excellent, and I can see a pattern forming. Will continue into Feb to complete the annual cycle as promised. Then if anyone wants me to continue writing Diary I shall be happy to do so.
Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy Gardening.