January 2nd, 2010
The new year has arrived! Happy 2010! Suddenly, the holidays are here and it is time for us all to look back on our accomplishments over the past year. For the first time in a great many years I am not too behind with my garden chores and am feeling pretty smug really about enjoying my trim and tidy garden. I managed to mulch well in October last year, pulling out those weeds as I went. And for the first time I managed to get this accomplished before they (the weeds) seeded! Happy days!
I am just about to start my new garden diary for the coming year. I like to record when I plant, prune and do my chores so I can learn more about my garden. I note down when I prune my roses and when they flower after so I can have some idea how long it takes for flowers to develop. It has helped me improve my pruning skills too.
I have had a few losses over the year. I miss my Curry Plant (Helichrysum Italicum) with its silver leaves poor little dude just got covered over with a larger bush rose and it just got too dark and gloomy for him. I had forgotten I had put him there to tell the truth and discovered his poor little remains when clipping and weeding. Never to mind!
My salvias continue to flower and bring joy and I am always finding new ones. They seem very easy additions. Easy is good! Anyway, I hope you have a really good 2010 and happy gardening!