As 2015 comes to a close, looking back at a very enjoyable, useful, and health giving year in the garden, I must say that it has been wonderful. Right now and during most of the winter it has been so wet and stormy that the garden is sodden, and all soil has turned to mud. I’m glad I left greenery grow, not only does it give covering for the many birds, it also seems to protect the soil from erosion.  More storm clouds are gathering while I write, meanwhile it is so mild that the daffodils are up a few centimetres.

In another few hours it will be 2016 and January, time to have a good look and to take stock of the garden, and to think about what would be good to grow, checking back over notes from the past year. A nice exercise for any gardener.

Off the top of my head plans include creating a wormery, and trying out Hugelkultur. Also sorting the back of the garden, and do something about the sheds.

Wishing all other gardeners a brilliant gardening year!

17 thoughts on “NEW HOPES FOR 2016

  1. Just wanted to mention that I love your new wormery. My very first web page, created back in the 80’s and still accessible today, was “The Burrow” which was a page I wrote mainly for elementary school children, and pretty much covers every aspect of indoor worm cultivation. I was invited to be the keynote speaker at the World’s First Symposium on Earthworms (it was being held in London and would have meant a free three-day trip with a hotel stay and 150 pounds per lecture for three lectures – one per day over the long week-end) way back when, but had to turn it down for personal reasons that I still regret since I’ve never managed to see England since. If you are interested in taking a look, you can find it at the following address:

    The first bit regarding the large vermicomposting equipment belongs to a gentleman who decided to automate the entire process that i had written about, and the large table beneath his introduction of me will take you to my various articles in their original forms. Sorry about the length of this, but I guess composting worms still get me excited.

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    1. That’s very interesting and helpful David, thank you very much. Tomorrow I will go and check out all your information and so learn a bit more about wormeries. I am fascinated by them too, as about all other creeping creatures I come across in the garden, but especially the work that the worm does in making the soil.
      Kind regards.

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