I think I'm talking to myself all the time on this blog, am I ??
Having recently watched 'Julie and Julia,' a DVD gift from my mother I'am waiting..
In brief, a young woman, a passionate amateur cook, possesed with the writings of her favourite chef Julia Childs, and bored with her job, started a cooking blog (her husbands suggestion). She started at the beginning of Julia Child's book 'Mastering the art of French Cooking' and made every recipe in the book. Her blog was about the adventure. She waited and waited for her first comment on her blog and thought it would never happen. When it did she didn't look back. I'm still waiting............
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Suggest what you would like to read about. If I can oblige with any helpfull hints i.e. a mini 'Gardeners Question Time' then I'd be delighted to try and help. This in turn will help my horticultural studies. So lets start everyone!!
Now that we have started a new year we can look forwards to the first little bulbs popping up. I can already see my crocus' emerging from the soil and look forward to the first one opening up.
There are still plenty things to do at this time of year even thought a lot of people think not.
- We can plant up bare root roses,hedges and fruit trees if the soil isn't frozen or too wet. We can also move shrubs if not in the correct place.
- Add organic matter to beds and borders. NB. Try not to walk on soil that is waterlogged as this compacts the soil and counteracts any air that you have managed to introduce earlier. If you must walk on overly wet soil use a plank to stand on.
- Make sure you've cleaned and oiled your tools and if you can't do it yourself get,your motorised tools serviced.
- Remember NOT to walk on your lawn if it is frosty and knock the snow off your plants to prevent it from breaking branches.
- Clean out your birdfeeders and keep them topped up for hungry birds.
- Keep your frost tender plants protected either by moving then to a sheltered spot,into a greenhouse, or cover in fleece/bubble wrap.
- Tidy up perennials and get rid of perennial weeds such as bindweed, ground elder etc.