A couple of days ago we woke up to a beautiful frosty, mist shrouded morning which faded from ice to fire when the morning sun blazed its way across the Downs.
This is the time of year when you can feel Spring in the air, tantalisingly close, and I start to feel impatient for some warmer weather so I can get outside and start planting.
I have big plans for our little garden and am probably going to have to downscale a bit in order to fit everything in. The good thing about my experience of inner city container gardening is that I can use space effectively to cram as much green in as possible and I’ll certainly also be growing lots in pots. Most of my plants have survived the winter despite being hiked from a nicely sheltered patio garden to a blustery, exposed little plot which gets hit directly by the icy blasts that rush in from the Low Weald.
I’ve just had a couple of seed deliveries and will be setting up the seed trays before too long. It’s all very exciting!
Finally, incase you haven’t spotted the announcements elsewhere, Danielle will be hosting the February Blog Party on a topic which is close to all our hearts, ‘Gems from the Herbal Library’. All of us herby bloggers share a love of words as well as a love of nature so this promises to be a great topic and I’m sure we’ll all discover a new treasure to add to our collections. Read all about it in her post here.
As you can see, I’m not the only one who appreciates herb books in our household.