So I’ve been rubbish, and rather being good and do useful things like doing some gardening, digging and getting round to planting my broad beans and actually writing a proper post on here, I went out and drank lots (this was the season to be introduced to the snowball – it wasn’t a nice experience) and partied and saw friends and family, which is the reason of Christmas isn’t it? I was also going to write a nice blog about Yule, but Hedgewizard has done the same thing and much better than I ever could.
I hope you all had a lovely festive season and you all got brilliant gardening related presents. I was given a ton of seeds, a couple of garden ornaments, a giant propagator and a bonsai tree (any tips on looking after that are gratefully received). I also got a great little DV recorder, so expect some crappy little films appearing shortly, and was given this by the best boyfriend in the world ever. I may never leave the house again.
The allotment got it’s first visit of the year yesterday and it’s doing ok. Some of the brussel sprouts are ready for picking, much to Dave’s brother’s excitement (and mine – I finally learned to love the sprout this Christmas) and the PSB is looking healthy, although a couple of them could do with staking and the onions and garlic I planted recently are doing well. I stole my neighbour’s bin to hold some of my garden waste, don’t worry, she won’t notice, she’s not been there for over six months, and yes, I shall be putting it back once I’ve finished using it.
I know fennel should be cut back once it’s finished for fear of having millions of fennel sproutings all over the place, but I find it it a beautiful structure, especially at this time of year, so it’s staying up until spring time.
Have a fab 2007. See you again soon.
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