There was a break in the weather yesterday for a short while so I was able to get out into the garden and get some jobs done. My husband is well at the moment after an infusion for treatment for his rheumatoid arthritis so he was able to chop and stack the logs after a recent delivery. A job well done and a lovely feeling knowing that you can light the stove at any time. The weather is so changeable at the moment we have found we hardly need it on at all.
I have managed to harvest some of the leeks which are amazing, they have a real taste to them and of course the satisfaction of knowing we grew tem ourselves.
They are taking a little bit of a battering from the wind so I may pull them and put them in the freezer before we lose them all together. The beetroot is still going strong but not quite ready to harvest.
The clematis has been cut back hard to enhance next seasons growth.
The fruit bushes have also been cut back well.
The hanging baskets are now filled with spring flowering bulbs ready for a beautiful show next Apr/May time.
The empty beds have been raked over ready for spring planting.
All the pots have been gathered together to shelter them from the wind, we haven't enough storage space in the sheds. Apart from raking up the leaves which are dropping continually, all our outside jobs have now been done for the moment anyway...
Have you prepared your garden for the season, or do you just leave it to chance?
See you soon.