For the first time in a while, I managed to get home before it got dark. After a delightful Christmas carol service at my daughter’s school, I noticed that the last leaf had fallen off the apple tree. So, I popped out to have a quick look at the tree in the gloom and discovered it was not all dark and dreary!
That said, to be honest, I’m not fond of the smell of marigolds, so I’m thinking of having them out next year. The oil might be good for my skin but I haven’t tried to extract it, so that is one thing I might continue to purchase rather than filling up the garden with plants I don’t want.