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

Promising

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

 

January seed sowing schedule

Details of what was sown/planted in January

 

January harvesting schedule

Details of our January harvest

 

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