I've been making an effort to pop out into the garden for 20 minutes or so every time the weather is nice enough to. I've been doing a lot of weeding, especially of the gravel on the driveway!
I've weeded the bed down the side of the house and then covered all the bare soil with fallen leaves I raked off the lawn. I read somewhere (I can't remember where!) about using fallen leaves as a mulch over winter, to protect bare soil from getting too weedy and to add nutrients to the soil as they break down. I'm giving it a try this year, I'm all for free soil improvement!
I'm still picking home grown rainbow chard and spinach beet, as well as spring onions and some herbs, which I'm pretty happy about.
My front garden raised bed seems to be doing well.
My bulbs are popping up, I've got daffodils, crocus and tulips.
Here's the garden, views from each end. I have it in my head to paint the green fence white once the weather's drier, I think it'll really brighten up the garden and I can't bear to look at the multi-tone green fence for another year!
There are lots of flowers still in bloom, and lots of plants seem to be putting out their spring buds already. I'm a bit worried. Is this global warming? I have my fingers crossed that a frost won't come along and kill all the plants, or if it does then they manage to grow back!
How has your garden been this winter? Any exciting plans for your new year growing?
Some of my gardening posts you might have missed, filling a raised bed with the lasagna method, make cork plant labels and my visit to a beautiful walled garden.