Posted: 24/11/2013 at 14:22
I shall have to go and check all the snowdrop sites.
It's only a few weeks to the winter solstice then the days get longer. By mid January I'm looking for (and finding) signs of spring.
I spend a lot of winter garden time looking for signs of new growth. A garden is never truly dormant, though sometimes it all disappears under snow. There's always a bud growing or the scent of sarcoccca, lonicera or viburnum. Then, when the snow melts, the snowdrops and aconites are ready, hellebores not far behind and it all starts again.
There's a bit of tree work to do first though. That's another thing I enjoy, a bit of pruning and shredding. OH on the chainsaw, me on the loppers and shredder. We keep warm pruning then we keep warm again later by the woodstove.