Our busy presentations calendar has come to its end for 2013, but winter is only the beginning, as there is much to be done in the Gardening for health garden.
Apart from the relentless tidying of fallen leaves, there are some young fruit trees to move which can only be done during the dormant period, rhubarb crowns to dig up and split, soft fruit bushes to be replaced with new stock.
There have only been one or two frosty nights so far but roses are still hanging on to the last of their blooms and the unopened hydrangea flowers have been stopped in bud.
Some new Invicta gooseberries have already gone in and the garlic has been planted in modules in the cold greenhouse.
Soon be time to sow the sweet pea seeds.
We met some wonderful gardening clubs and groups this year and all of them very well attended by people of all ages and backgrounds. A special thank you to those who invited us to speak in 2013.
The diary is filling up fast for talks and presentations in 2014, we even have some scheduled for 2015.
We wish all our customers and readers compliments of the season and a safe and fruitful 2014 gardening year.