Happy New Year! I am not a resolution maker, having long ago recognised how disappointing highlighting your own lack of willpower can be. Instead I prefer to think of the new year like a new journal, a place of clean, unspoiled possibilities.
Here in the new garden, I am looking forward to watching a whole year unfold, as well as making plans for refurbishing beds and borders. Today I spent a happy few hours shredding prunings, edging beds, again, and starting to cut back the faded stems of perennials that are starting to push out new growth. After the endless rain it was good to be out of doors and it was mild too.
When the day’s chores were ended I took a photographic walk around the garden and was rewarded by some new blossoms and a little sunshine as well. I am hoping to post a gallery at the start of each month, just to keep track, but also to celebrate the progress of the season.
I was given three new David Austen roses for Christmas and will be spending my evenings deciding on planting companions for them. Have you acquired any new plants recently? Any garden plans on your horizons?