It’s slow gardening month and I’m somewhat grateful. The weather has turned particularly cold this week throughout the UK and we’ve had snow that’s actually settled. Some places have had it much heavier than we have, but the freezing temperatures will have come as a bit of a shock to the daffodils and snowdrops that emerged early and thought they could get away with it.
I am actually starting to get itchy fingers and do want to be outside doing something, but I’m not sure what – especially when the ground is sodden and it’s so cold. From having gardened frantically over the last year to suddenly being unable to doing anything is somewhat unnerving; I would class it gardening withdrawal symptoms. There is still February to get though and while I’ve been momentarily disturbed from my winter hibernation by the excitement of seeing the first of the spring bulbs emerging, it’ll be best if I just turn over, go back to sleep and dream of summer borders.