Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Where has my garden gone?



Hiding under a very thick quilt of wet snow! Well - it is Winter right enough, but I can't remember it snowing so heavily and so early for a long long time.  We have been blanketed for over 2 weeks now and more is falling just now, so it is a winter wonderland out there.  I last ventured down to the leek bed, which is a the very bottom of the plot this year, on Sunday and this is how it looked.  I made do with an onion from the store instead :)

Everything seems just bowed over with the weight  - like this Tuscan Black Kale.



We've all been sagging a bit - Christmas is over and the week long wait for the Ne'erday seems to drag on - especially when we've all been at home and mostly confined to the house. Still - Hogmanay tomorrow, and my sister and one of my nephews arived over from Canada today.  To them, this is like springtime - they have left ice storms and horrendously low temperatures that i can't really imagine - even if i could convert Farenheit to Centigrade.


My soft fruit order was delivered on Christmas Eve, which was very convenient (not) and has been sulking in the greenhouse waiting to be planted.  I have 12 Autumn bliss and 3 Autumn gold raspberry canes (i really want to make a two coloured raspberry tart next year), 3 more blueberry bushes, 1 blackberry (or bramble as we call them here), 1 cranberry and 1 lingonberry - which is a Scandinavian berry similar to a cranberry.  I only really know it from that strange soft drink tap in the Ikea restaurant which everone ignores - but - nothing ventured.. as they say.
Many blessings to you all for a fruitful New Year xxx

4 comments:

  1. Boy you are buried under a blanket of snow..and no shovel! You're thinking of your berries while i am looking at your snow and thinking of those tomatoes...sigh!

    Well, a Happy New Year to you, or do you say "A guid New Year to ane an' a' and mony may ye see!" (i found that on the internet).

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  2. Lovely snowy pictures, although not so good with all that lovely fruit ready to plant. I'm hoping to pick up some berry plants soon - cranberry, blueberry and thinking of some Tayberries and hybrid fruits too. Decisions, decisions.

    Happy New Year x

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  3. Your garden is beautiful even with a blanket of snow. Enjoy your visit with family and hopefully the greenhouse will hold everything until it warms up a little bit.

    Happy New Year!!!

    Kristine

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  4. Happy New Year! Sounds as if you have the potential for a very fruitful year ahead with all that. I'll look forward to seeing your results.

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