End of Month View: January 2016

Well, I don't know about you, but I can't see much difference between January and December in my front garden. This was December 2015: And this is January 2016: The only discernible difference is the three new sacks of horse manure, courtesy of the ever-obliging Emily. And, if you look with a microscope, you can…

Sunlight and shadows: my gardening year in 2015

Strange, unkind weather typified 2015. Winter went on and on till June, and was followed by a cool, wet summer, then an autumn mild enough to bring out the primroses. Finally winter returned, dominated by relentless rain and storms. Waiting for a clement day was futile: I learned to don four layers of clothing and…