Posted: 04/01/2013 at 11:53
My new years resolutions are:
1 to grow more annual flowers by seed rather than as plug plants, to save money.
2 It will be my third year as an 'allotmenteer'. First year was a bit ad hoc, last year was organised but hit and miss due to the weather but this year is the one! Plans drawn up, veg seed ordered, received and sorted in the seed box, trays and modules poised and ready!
3 Having removed a huge hazel shrub from one of my borders, I have a big, tempting space. I have mulched it with compost and already planted a bare root climbing rose (gertrude Jekyll) to train up the fence. I resolve to plan this area properly and not be tempted to buy too many plants for the space just because I like them and they are for sale!
4 Finally, take more care of my houseplants. They are okay but I could be alot more vigilant with pest control and take more cuttings.
Just as an aside - pottered around the garden (as it wasnt raining!) yesterday and found a penstemon and japanese anenome still in flower! Also my oriental poppies are starting to send up some fantastic new growth - hope we dont get a frost!