The weather has, to put it concisely, been mind focusing. On wednesday 2nd February
it was Candlemas day, in the USA it is called Ground Hog Day. There are numerous sayings regarding Candlemas ; ‘If Candlemas day be fair and bright, Winter will have another fight. If Candlemas day brings cloud and rain, Winter won’t come again.’ and ‘If Candlemas day is bright and clear there will be two winters in the year’. As you are probably all aware it was bright and clear!!!
Today as I sit here writing this blog watching the snow flakes silently settle
I am pondering where we are going to put next weeks potting. So all you gardeners, who do not have a glasshouse or warm propagation house, close up your sheds, put away your hoes, get the gardening books out and wait. Your turn will come in March and then you will be running to make up time.
Despite the weather it been full steam ahead on the herb farm , potting up and sowing seeds .
All the newly potted stock has been placed under horticultural fleece to keep it warm. While we have been doing that Hannah, Annabel and Graham, our web guru, have been putting the finishing touches to our new website.
It looks great and I especially like the seed section in the on line shop as Graham and Hannah have magically transferred my information into simple clear graphics, so you can see at a glance when to sow the seed,where to sow, under cover or in the garden, and when to harvest.
So please visit it next week when it should go live! and do let us know what you think and more importantly if you find any snags.