Saturday, January 19, 2008

On Starting Back To Garden

I start back to horticultural work this morning, a site visit for my first commission of 2008. I'd much rather stay in bed until dawn, but my boots are calling, my new fleecy lined leather gloves already tucked into my waterproof, and the porridge cooked and ready to eat. So off I go.


steve said...

Is that a photo of sea holly covered in frost? Very nice.

Cottage Smallholder said...

That is a gorgeous photograph! We've only had a few days of frost in East Anglia so far this winter.

I suppose that these milder winters mean that you can garden all year or is it the design end of things that you are involved in?

Amalee Issa said...

Well spotted Steve. And Fiona, I do the range of horticultural work, from designing to digging, but my most joyful work is renovation. I love to find a garden that's gone to sleep for a few seasons, and then bring it back to life. This is most successsful when carried out over three years, giving existing shrubs and trees plenty of time to recover from the shock of pruning, training and renovation. I'm lucky too that I work in another sector entirely separate from horticulture which never appears in this blog, and where I sometimes find myself staring out of the window wondering what's happening in the garden!