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2017

April – hedgehogs, black-eyed strawberry flowers
March – chopping, shredding and mulching herbaceous borders
February – snowdrops
January – enjoying the frost & courgette ‘crisis’

2016

November – leave the herbaceous borders alone
October – tackling pear rust & autumn cuttings
September – beetroot recipes
August – 15-minute gardening to avoid back pain
July – taking time to enjoy the garden
March – sparrowhawk vs jackdaw
January – north Cornwall walks

2015

November – plants that flower until frost
September – first microadventure
July – growing marigolds
June – tomatoes in baskets, hedgehog sightings, Magna Carta celebrations & the May garden
May – planting potatoes, seed sowing frenzy & Bolton Abbey walk
April – Costa Rica & the April garden
March – sowing lupins & garden bird activity
February – winter fruit care, potting dahlias, chitting potatoes & nest boxes
January – more Exmoor rambles, leaf mould, buying seeds & The Big Garden Birdwatch

2014

December – tidying the borders, touring Exmoor, feeding fish in winter & wet weather jobs
November – bulbs in pots, nature reserves, stem cuttings & compost
October – lunchtime walks, bike rides & tweets

2 Comments

  1. Great idea, Sharon! I admire your energy – anything that gets you away from your desk and out into the green has to be A Good Thing!
    My first lot of green this weekend was a lovely walk along the canal near Kidlington (north Oxford) up to Thrupp, where there is a cosy tea shop. After being cooped up with tonsilitis, it was lovely to be out on a bright fresh day. On Sunday I planted some bulbs I found sprouting in a bag – they may not grow, but thought I may as well chuck them in. My first spade full of soil exposed some tulip shoots though, so hope I didn’t upset them! Whilst pottering around for a suitable location I found that many of my herbaceous perennials have little shoots emerging between the dead leaves. How exciting is that! Spring is coming! It’s nice to think about that today as the wind howls and the rain lashes at the window.

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