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!