January 2017



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This diary is a summary of our garden activities. The links are to blog posts that often give more detail.

I have decided to keep the weekly format

1 - 8 January



Repaired compost bay

Starting digging couch roots from rose border

First seeds arrived

Bulbs are emerging

Land of the giants

Something new for 2017 - Part 1 melon

A year later - African violets

First Arrivals

Doesn't feel any warmer

Ready frozen veg

Provisional seed orders underway


9 - 15 January


Black raspberry arrived and potted up

Hellebores in bud - hellebore niger has flowers

Fruit trees given winter wash

More sorting of perennial bed on plot

Harvested hellebores and sprouts

Something new for 2017 - part 2 black raspberry

Wow did some potting up

Purple heather

Replenishing stocks

Winter washing


16 - 22 January



Cleared most of the leaves from hellebores

Hellebores in bud

Snowdrops are shooting up

Main seed order has arrived.

Let there be light


New for old

Sunny Friday

Weather's in a rut but ...

The story so far

Something new for 2017 - part 3 spinach



23 - 31 January


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