Frigid Landscaping

January 4, 2010 at 10:41 pm Leave a comment

The garden is totally frozen solid and I haven’t been able to do anything in ages. I’m trying to install a new raised veg garden for a client and I can’t even see the area under the remaining frozen snow let alone get over there to work. Not to worry, it’s so cold I’m not sure I could stay out there long anyway.

So, traipsing around my own garden and veg plot is a mix of depressing and interesting too. This time, in previous years, I’ve been able to work outside clearing up the perennial garden, pruning down the grasses, turn over the veg plot generally have a good old clean up. But this year, I’m just left staring at it out the window! Some things are looking good though,as I said. After all the rain of 2009, my Winterberry hollies are looking great. (See pic…yes I have pics!)

The good one, again this year, is ‘Sparkleberry’ a female, pollinated by ‘Southern Gentleman’. ‘Winter Red’ performed well and gave me a tonne of berries but the birds have stripped it clean already.

I also still have carrots in the garden which of course I removed the snow to get to and have now expose them to the freezing temperatures we’ve had recently. I think I mentioned that I’d sowed some in August? Anyway, they did o.k and I’ve had actually better carrots than in Spring and Summer. So, that’s a success.
The good thing about all this snow and cold is that it should bode well for a slightly less buggy and fungoidal year ahead.


Carrots in the snow. Some good, some kinda crappy , like these.

My new year’s resolution is to actually blog a lot more, stick in photos and get this show really on the road. I hope this is a good start?!



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