Happy New Year to you all! It’s incredibly muddy underfoot now that the flood water has receded in the fields and I’ve been making good use of my wellies and waterproof trousers. I’ve picked out twelve photos from last year to cheer me up this gloomy January and in anticipation of the coming months. This is a time of planning ahead in the garden. It's a relief that the days are getting longer, although I imagine that there will be some ice and snow to come before we’re in the clear.I really enjoyed taking part in How Does Your Garden Grow? in 2013. In 2014 I plan on exploring some of the grand gardens of Kent and Sussex that are open to the public. I won a one day family pass with the National Trust London and South East in December, so may well start with Sissinghurst, which I haven’t visited for years, or maybe Ightham Mote which I’ve never visited. Decisions, decisions. In the meantime, back in the real world: it's early starts and school for the kids, long working days/the joys of commuting for Mr Smith and advertising sales for me.
P. S. I gave a photo book to Mr Smith for Christmas, a collection of my best photos taken within a mile radius of the house over the last five years, which he was thrilled with. I would highly recommend Bob Books to you for photo books. The quality and service is great and they are made to last.
Here's to the first of many How Does Your Garden Grow? posts in 2014.