Monday, December 26, 2022

Back again

I tottered round our dank and droopy garden this Boxing Day.  In the summer we grew, quite successfully all sorts of vegetables on old hay bales.  Any remaining were recently covered in snow.

The line oif leaves is garlic - Donetsk Red from the Ukraine and I think they should survive the winter well enough. Under the snow in front of them is a line of very hardy corn salad (or lamb's lettuce) which is one of those plants that slugs find unpalatable as the photo below shows.  As salad they are enjoyed by our species and are usually on sale in supermarkets.  Ours were sown in late summer but it doesn't look as though they are going to be large enough to be edible until well into the spring..

Not far from these hay bales I noticed that snowdrops are starting to poke through the ground.  A little earlier than usual I think.

The moon was quite impressive tonight in a clear sky.  The crescent is waxing and will be full on 6th January.  It is sometimes known as the 'wolf moon' but we don't have any wolves left to howl at it.