Although I am now claiming to be retired I am still aiming to do one or two days a week gardening, just to keep my hand in and retain what little sanity I still have. Much though I enjoy my music, playing conducting and arranging, it does me good to get out in the fresh air and engage some physical activity. This morning, just like the rest of the month, it was a struggle to get going, but it turned out to be a nice day, not at all too cold we even had some sunshine for a while.
|Winter Aconites in Purley|
A couple of weeks ago I chastised a young friend of my as he had started pruning roses. I usually like to stick to the old ways pruning hybrid teas and climbers in March and ramblers and floribunda October, but as the weather has been so mild the roses are already budding so I spent a happy could of hours pruning roses this afternoon. I have come to the conclusion that we have to respond to what we see ~ clearly the plants can't read a calendar.
It certainly felt more like March than January today, if the weather stays this mild it won't be long before I'm cutting grass again.
It was a nice day today but still a little cold for my liking. I was looking at the grass thinking it will need cutting soon.
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