Posted: 02/02/2013 at 12:07
Patience, the main tool of the gardeners trade, you learn it after years of disappointments because you started way to early.
Dont sit wishing your life away it is short enough, get some paper out and make your lists, read the catalogues, plan that change you always said you would make then found you were too busy when Spring arrives, usually suddenly and takes us by surprise.
Yesterday I was writing my list for the GC and today although sunny is so bitter cold you would need thermals to go fill the bird feeders (do not forget the fresh water).
Like Bunny we in the North East have to sit it out and it can be up to a month after the Southern Counties, we will have the same flowers long after theirs have gone over so winners and losers.
I take it as it comes, around my birthday in February I will put some heat into the sand box and sow some early seed remembering we can have heavy frosts in April so what ever goes in you will need some covered room as it grows on. When Spring does come we will all be wishing we could spend a while just sitting and looking but each time you sit you will see a job needs doing now, "oh well" that is gardening for you.