Spring is in the air

Hurray! Two days of sunshine in a row – and just before we set off for a little walk to get a breath of fresh air, I thought I would pop into the garden to see if there were any hoped for roses fresh for Christmas Day. Yes!


The garlic planted round them is doing well, as are the broad beans. At the moment, I am protecting them from frost (not that there has been much of that) with fleece, which might need to be adjusted soon, considering the rate they are growing at!


So we are heading towards spring for sure…. At the same time, my second pumpkin is almost ripe now. I finished off the last of the pumpkin cake the other day, so it’s great that I will be able to enjoy more before too long.


In the meantime, I’ve just remembered I have some chestnuts for roasting (not my own) but time for that walk first. I hope you are having a good day, whether you celebrate Christmas or not😊.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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4 Responses to Spring is in the air

  1. Benjamin says:

    Lovely post, Helen! I’m currently attempting to organize my existing seed packets and lusting over the newly arrived catalogs, deciding what seeds to get started in the next few weeks. We still have the heart of winter to get through, but spring planning helps keep the cold-weather doldrums away! 😉 Cheers, Ben

    • Helen says:

      Thank you, Ben! I hope winter doesn’t linger too long and you can get on with being in the garden. Seed catalogues are definitely a good read – and it is good to have time to plan 🙂

  2. Thanks for this little bit of cheer. I hope your Christmas has been lovely.

    • Helen says:

      Thank you, Cynthia. We have since had a little snow but some proper winter is good for the garden, it is not? I hope you have had a good Christmas too!

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