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that gardeners can do really, except walk around admiring the general loveliness of all this white. Walking in snow requires a surprising amount of energy - a walk that would usually be merely invigorating has suddenly become rather exhausting.The other great
, so the birds can feast in peace, I’m keeping the cats in for the couple of hours before dusk…Don't forget, by the way, that this weekend (26-27 January 2013) you can record sightings of garden birds in the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.
. Sarcococca hookeriana: I drove to Devon last week with nine of these in the back of my car. The scent was amazing and, even though the plants are now happily planted in a client’s garden, the smell is still there. Plant them close to pathways6. Chitting
Today we got our first proper frost. The roofs of the buildings are dusted with white, the grass is crispy underfoot and the seedheads are glittering with ice - at least they are when the sun breaks through the lowering cloud. All very lovely
holidays abroad. We’ve angels made from shells and a reindeer recycled from drink cans, each reminding us of an enjoyable holiday from the past.Out in the garden, I always use netting to try and keep blackbirds from a branch of my female holly bush, so