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Gazing from my window...


Good morning Gardeners and friends. Well it is all over bar the shouting for this Christmas, and for me and mine it was great. We now have the New Year festivities to look forward to and after that my least favourite time of the year! I am not a bod, who enjoys the Winter. I can take delight in a frost covered tree and a lawn covered in virgin snow, as long as I am gazing at it from the comfort of a warm room. Here in Jersey we rarely get really low temperatures and snow visits us fairly infrequently, so I am probably more fortunate than a lot of you living further North. I look upon the first three months of the year as an endurance test, and count the days, until the Spring arrives. I think I may have been a Bear in another life, they have it so sorted. Eat as much as you can all Summer, get fat as butter, find a warm dark cave, go to sleep and wake up with the first rays of Spring sunshine, oh yes and by that time you are slim and svelte! And, we call them dumb animals !! Stay warm, wherever you are, look out the window and imagine in your minds eye what the garden will look like in Spring. Now, when the garden has less foliage, you will find it easier to decide what you are going to plant and where, in the Spring. Perhaps, some changes? Get that catalogue out and a steaming mug of hot chocolate … much love Maggie x

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What a perfect view Maggie - you are quite right to stay indoors and not spoil it with footpronts all over the place!
Happy hibernating!

30 Dec, 2014


Love the analogy of the bear but just a thought.... Glad I am not as the females give birth during this hibernation time without being fully awake. fancy going to sleep just thinking your are tubby and then wake up with a baby or two yikes :o)

30 Dec, 2014


Happy New Year Maggie ! :)
I am the opposite to you - I love the beginning of the year because Christmas and all the nonsense that goes with it, has gone, ... and the days are lengthening (albeit slowly), and the spring bulbs are starting to grow and it gives me a chance to rearrange things in the garden, without worrying about moving plants that are growing.
The down side is frost and snow but we get relatively little here in south west Wales.
We get a lot of rain, but I enjoy the rain :)

31 Dec, 2014

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