Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year

I can't believe how fast we have arrived at 2010, time just seems to whiz by as I get older. Also being lashed to the unfaltering programme of school terms makes the seasons change with pace. So its a Happy New Year to everyone from green patch hope the year changes to give great growing seasons to you all.

I failed with some of last years resolu
tions I wanted to go to Harlow Carr & to the Malvern Show, I managed neither. I though I could reuse them for this year, how cheeky but I would like to recycle more.

Mostly for this year I want to plant more flowers, get my spuds in earlier and take more photographs.

I can't wait to see what the new year and
decade brings.

( A little bit of 'spooks' ending in case anyone is conducting surveillance on whether I sort out the storage box)

Friday, 18 December 2009

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

'tis the season

If you wander down to your patch at this time of year it is fair to say that you are most likely to be there on your own. Sunday in the last drops of remaining light we dug a little more for about half an hour. It does make a difference little and often. As the temperatures are dropping this week and there may be frozen ground on the way - I still feel optimistic.

A little job that I must do this weekend is to sort the grow house out if I can't get to the patch. Whatever I do I will have to shoehorn it in between all the Christmas preparations.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009


Last year buy the time I read the Guardian family section advent had already begun. I had missed the boat. They suggested to have little envelopes with things to do in to make advent fun and it would in many cases be things you would do anyway. I thought it was a great idea. I know that Mrs Be did do this and I think it must have gone well. Are you doing it again this year?

So this year I was prepared for today. I had checked some events in the local paper. I bought envelopes and decorated them in time and tonight the first activity is done - a Santa letter. It was jam packed with the usual wild expectations of a soon to be seven year old. Nevertheless the letter is ready to post.

Other activities are as simple, a little cooking or putting up decorations etc. At this time of year there is minimal gardening that can be used for the calendar. I resisted the temptation to say that Santa won't come unless you dig the allotment. I have put in to plant an amaryllis and make some decorations from some hedgerow finds hopefully that will be enough.

Well lets get all xmastastic!