Well, it’s December and I have done virtually nothing in the garden for at least a month. That’s not to say that nothing has been happening.
For one thing, the frost has melted the nasturtiums. Or that’s the nearest approximation I can find to describe the effect. I’m leaving them in situ, at least for the moment, though, so that they protect the soil and shed their seeds in the hope that there are more plants next year.
Both the crab apple and apple tree have all but lost their leaves. One minute the leaves were green and then they were falling. They did turn yellow but unlike many of the other trees round and about, there seems to have been a very short period between green and falling yellow.
Anyway, the garlic is still not through. Perhaps it is my imagination that this is taking longer than usual, but I also wonder if it is the effect of the hugel bed, so newly made, which is starving them of nitrogen. So coffee grounds are being sprinkled on the top of it to try and mitigating any loss.