After recent online shenanigans I finally felt as though I’d got my gardening mojo back today. At least insofar as I was able to appreciate the beauty of nature in its winter form.
I had to decline the offer of more food waste this weekend, not only because it has been too cold for any meaningful decomposition to take place and thus room to be made in the Green Johanna. The simple fact of the matter is that the compost bin lid has spent much of the recent days frozen solid to the bin.
In turn, even though I could have done some more pruning, apart from adding to the growing bug house, any other garden waste would have had to be saved outside the bin. However, I believe that it may be a whopping 5 degrees tomorrow, so who knows what might transpire then!
It’s a decade now since we last had such an extended spell of freezing temperatures. Not achieving more than zero degrees during the day I’d come to reflect on with nostalgia. Still, the weather this winter will be good for killing of pests and diseases. Hopefully, this coming spring, summer and autumn there will be fewer slugs and aphids to contend with.