Here are some activities that I have done to help me through the shorter length of daytime.
1) Tidied up the pots and recycled a strawberry pot to charity.
2) Started to think of new ways to use the pergola in my courtyard garden.
3) Researched the”Hardy Plant Society” and found my local contact.
Who knows this could lead to a “New Year’s Resolution”!
4)Looked into the National Plant Collection.
5) Contacted my local garden club to find out about gardens they hope to visit.
6)Started to think about the Garden Shows for 2012.
I have never been to the Malvern Show and Malvern is a beautiful location.
7)Bought the Christmas bulbs out of the dark.
These are all very useful activities to take your mind off shopping and wrapping presents.
They also help us to realise that after next week the days will start to get longer again.
Bulbs emerging from the soil show us that there is a lot to look forward to in the New Year.