Welcome to In The Potting Shed
|Posted on 9 November, 2020 at 5:50|
In April we all hoped that we would have been back to the old 'normal' by Christmas but it is not looking at all probable, so, we will have to adapt our lifestyles this year, yet again, making support bubbles, texting, ringing, face timing, zooming (didnt know what that was back in March but now I am much more technically capable, although my children probably wouldn't agree) It's not the same as tallking face to face with family and friends but at least we are all keeping safe so we will all be here when it is over.
Still lots of garden work to do, tidying up the borders and muching, getting plants in the greenhouse before the frosts come, digging the veg beds over in readiness for next years bumper crops. Time to repair fences, polish your tools before you put them away and make those things you have been meaning to do all year like trellis for climbing beans and plants, cloches for Spring, and don't forget to have somewhere to sit and relax so you can survey all your hard work and feel pleased with yourself.
The daffodils will cheer us all up in the late Winter/Spring because the seasons do not know about lockdowns, they are operating the way they have always done, bringing bright berries and flowers to brighten our days, rain to make our gardens grow and sunshine to lift our spirits, thank goodness they are.
Its not too late to plant daffodils for a really good show next year and for Christmas we have some of the fattest fir comes we have ever had, they are much larger around their girth than we usually get which is why we cannot fit as many in a box as we have done in the past.
We are still having problems getting some stock as some of the larger Horticultural firms have not got back into the swing of things since the last lockdown, please bear with us on this.
We have been busier than ever since April, although the markets have not been open for the sale of our plants, the internet has been thriving which means Keith and I have been relaly busy since we came back in May.
Keep busy, keep safe, keep well
Irene & Keith