The year will be over in a few hours. It was a year of thriving, hard work, new and old skills, finding solutions, making things happen. The weather has been very kind. Now a time of rest is much needed.
The young Braeburn tree is now taller than the gardener and has reached a height of just over 2m.
The various willows have done very well and are ready for harvesting. They will be used as cuttings (to be planted in other gardens) and for basket making and staking.
As usual, some plants won’t be daunted by cold or by short hours of daylight. Vinca, Fatsia, Arbutus, Eleagnus and the odd willow are flowering, and even rose flowers can be seen here and there.
While it’s a good time to take a break, winter is also a good time for pruning and planting trees and shrubs, and for planning, of course. Don’t hesitate to get in touch!